Introduction

The Monash Freeway Upgrade will add new lanes to the Monash Freeway where they are most needed. EastLink to Clyde Road will see an extra lane in each direction, with smart technology added from Chadstone to Pakenham to ease congestion for faster travel.

The project means faster, safer and more reliable journeys for 200,000 motorists every day.

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Read the project overview, fact sheets about our construction and the community updates we distribute quarterly in our Document Library.

Current status

Work on the Monash Freeway Upgrade started in September 2016 and will be complete in mid 2018.

Road surface completed, project almost there

Thanks for your patience during works on the Monash Freeway Upgrade. We’ll be done with this stage of the project in mid 2018 when we’ll be able to open your new lanes.

While it looks like the new lanes are ready to drive on, there’s still a little more to do before they’re good to go.

We’ve also got to finish installing and testing the smart technology along the corridor, which means working right next to the busy freeway at various points. To do that, we need the extra lane as a safety buffer between workers and fast-moving traffic.

The Monash Freeway is part of a managed motorway system and is more than just lanes of asphalt; it is part of one the largest managed road systems in the world. The integrated freeway management system will assess traffic numbers and automatically turn on and off ramp signals to manage the amount of vehicles entering the freeway at once. This smart technology is managed by VicRoads and is a world-leading traffic management system.

You could think of it like this: the new lanes help get you where you’re going faster; the technology makes travel times more reliable and journeys on the road safer for you.

Additional lanes and signs will be opened progressively once all the services works are done; keep checking here for updates in the coming weeks.

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Key Topics

Changed road conditions

Changed traffic conditions during the Monash Freeway Upgrade

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Noise and vibration

Managing noise and vibration during works on the Monash Freeway Upgrade

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What you’ll see

A closer look at the improvements and benefits of the upgrade

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Managed motorway

How do ramp signals and LUMS work together to manage traffic?

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