Townsville Airport Begins Traffic and Car Park Development Works

Tuesday 27th July 2010

Townsville Airport has this week commenced construction work to the front of the terminal that will also include increasing the size of the existing long-term car park.
The project, which is due for completion in late October, will also improve traffic flow at the front of the terminal and improve its external aesthetics.
Townsville Airport Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Gill said the project would be broken up into four stages and passengers would notice immediate changes.
“Stage one involves the creation of 88 new car spaces in the long term car park, and whilst the works will be visible to our passengers we do not envisage any disruptions whilst stage one is completed,” Mr Gill said.
“Stages two, three and four works will be conducted in front of the terminal to improve the set down area with new footpaths and fencing, new disabled parking at the northern end of the terminal, an upgrade to new and existing directional signage, an upgrade to existing lighting, and rejuvenating of the landscaping.
“It is anticipated that these later stages may cause occasional disruption to traffic flow during peak times so we thank our passengers in advance for their patience while we work toward providing them with an improved airport experience,” Mr Gill said.
Importantly, Townsville Airport has awarded the work to a local business, with Core Constructions appointed principal contractor. It is expected the project will provide employment locally for over 30 staff and subcontractors.
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