In 2015, almost 40 million passengers travelled through Sydney Airport and every day more than 150,000 people travel to and from the Airport precinct. About 75 per cent of airport passengers, visitors and workers travel by road. This traffic, combined with freight trucks to and from Port Botany and other road users, causes congestion on the roads around the airport. With congestion on Sydney’s roads currently costing the city around $6.1 billion each year, the NSW Government is investing in upgrades to the roads around Sydney Airport, to improve travel times, reduce congestion and deliver economic benefits from improved efficiency and access around the airport and Port Botany. Every approach to the airport has been put under the microscope with work planned or under way. The proposed upgrades will also complement Sydney Airport’s upgrades to the internal airport road network.