You may have noticed the changes, fences, trucks and cones on
the approaches to the Russley Road/Memorial Avenue
That's the clue to three years of activity to build the
overbridge there, an important part of the Western Corridor from
Belfast to Hornby and which, when completed, will take ten minutes
off the travel time of that journey.
As you know, Russley Road (State Highway 1) is becoming
four-laned, the interchange will give access to the airport and a
second access to Dakota Park will be built south of Avonhead Road.
Not only will this improve travel time, but, very importantly,
safety along and across the state highway. When the overbridge is
complete, Russley Road will pass over Memorial Avenue, separating
state highway traffic (often larger trucks carrying heavy freight
loads) from traffic moving between the airport and city.
That's the end result. In the meantime, we all face three years
of construction and the potential for disruption, so if you're
coming to the airport to catch a flight, we suggest you don't leave
your travel to the last minute. Allow a little more time for the
inevitable changes to the traffic flows around us.