1 June 2017
Auckland Airport’s chief executive, Adrian Littlewood, has announced four new transport projects to enhance travel around the airport precinct. These are:
- upgrading Nixon Road by October 2017 to provide a new route to Auckland Airport’s Park & Ride on Verissimo Drive without the need for drivers to use the main intersection that connects the domestic and international terminals at Tom Pearce Drive and George Bolt Memorial Drive;
- improving traffic flows and improving public transport access to the domestic terminal by Christmas 2017 through the provision of more space for buses on the terminal forecourt and a new and separate access road for taxis and buses;
- implementing a transit lane system across the airport precinct between December 2017 and 2020 for buses and high occupancy vehicles; and
- construction of an iconic new gateway bridge over George Bolt Memorial Drive by the end of 2018 for pedestrians and cyclists to connect “the Quad” hotel and commercial precinct with the airport terminals and take cars off the main road network.
These new projects will help improve traffic flows and travel times around Auckland Airport and ensure we can accommodate the increasing number of buses that will travel to and from the airport in the future.