Melbourne Airport Terminal 4 Express Link

Melbourne Airport’s Terminal 4 (T4) Express Link is set to re-start construction — with major works from February 2022 — for a new elevated road connecting the Tullamarine Freeway to the T4 car park.

The contract to design and construct the T4 Express Link was awarded to Seymour Whyte in November 2019. However, the project was put on hold due to COVID-19 impacts, international and domestic border closures, and severe effects on the aviation industry.

As restrictions eased and borders re-opened, and with the intent to restart the economy and get ready to welcome back domestic passengers and tourists, Australia Pacific Airports (Melbourne) approached Seymour Whyte in August 2021 to restart works as part of the initial contract.

Preliminary enabling works are underway, with major works scheduled from February 2022.

The T4 Express Link will improve airport access and deliver a 30% faster journey to T4 compared to current travel times.

The elevated road is the first of a two-stage project that will help relieve congestion around the airport and separate public traffic from commercial transport operators.