More public pick-up bays coming soon
Oct 22, 2012
Melbourne Airport is adding 25 more pick up bays to its forecourt area for use by the general public.
Construction started today, Monday 22 October, on a new fourth lane that will be dedicated to 1-minute public pick ups, including bays for people with a disability.
The new lane is part of the Forecourt Redevelopment Stage 2 project, which will help further reduce traffic congestion in and around the airport precinct.
Other works to be completed within the Forecourt Redevelopment Stage 2 program of works includes widening the entry to Arrivals Drive, which will provide a dedicated slip lane for couriers and trucks using the Loading Dock.
To ease congestion for traffic leaving the airport from the forecourt, the existing Outer Lane will be extended to provide a more efficient traffic merge with the Middle Lane.
Security will also be upgraded with the installation of a new PA system, extra lighting and additional CCTV cameras.
During construction, which is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2013, hoarding will be erected around the site for the proposed new lane.
Wayfinding signage will help visitors make their way to and from the terminal, and other services located in the forecourt area.
Most works will be done during the day with little impact expected on pedestrians and traffic. All major construction works will be done at night, between 11am and 7.30am, to minimise disruption.
Forecourt Redevelopment Stage 2 follows work completed in December 2011, which included re-aligning traffic to separate buses and taxis from general public vehicles.