In addition to building the new terminal, vital supporting infrastructure had to be developed, including new road systems and additional parking.
The extension to the existing multi-storey parkade has provided an additional 1180 parking bays. The public access the terminal directly from level two of the parkade using a pedestrian bridge across the lower road.
The bridge connects directly to the middle shopping level of Terminal B from where airport users can move down to the arrivals levels or up to departures.
Movement through the parkade is facilitated by lifts and staircases. An additional design element of the parking extension now also allows vehicles to circulate between floors.
Access to the parking extension is through the existing main entrance of the parkade; however, the parkade may also be accessed from the upper and lower roadways.
Constructing the roadways to service Terminal B entailed major re-routing of existing airport roads. The roadways project involved the extension of the upper (departures) and lower (arrivals) roadways. A basement service road was also developed as well as the reconfiguration of the exit road system leading to the R21 and R24 highways.
The lower roadway, serving the international arrivals terminals and the new domestic arrivals level, provides pick-up areas for the public. The upper roadway, serving international departures and domestic departures, provides for drop-offs however both these areas will be strictly monitored.
Drivers may drop-off or pick-up passengers but may not, under any circumstances, abandon their vehicles. Any vehicles parking in the drop-off or pick-up zones will immediately be towed by Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Traffic officers.
Exit routes from the airport, connecting to Johannesburg, Pretoria, Boksburg and Kempton Park are clearly signposted. Drivers should heed the signs to ensure they select the correct lane.
Airport staff, distinguishable by their white "Ask Me" t-shirts, will be available throughout the airport precinct for the coming weeks to assist the public. Pamphlets with an airport precinct map and information numbers will also be distributed.