Introduction

Work is now complete on the Monash Freeway Upgrade Stage 1 and the speed has returned to 100 km/h. EastLink to Clyde Road now has 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.

Check out videos about and from the Monash Freeway Upgrade.

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

Status: completed

Thanks for your patience during works on the Monash Freeway Upgrade Stage 1. Work is now complete.

More than 1.5 million working hours, 74 huge steel gantries, 200,000 tonnes of asphalt and more than 2,000 permanent concrete barriers have contributed to this stage of the project.

There are also further works planned to get people home sooner and safer with Monash Freeway Upgrade Stage 2 to start later this year. You can read more on the Major Road Projects Authority website.

Project map

Monash Freeway Upgrade map

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Key upgrades

New lanes

New lanes opened between EastLink and Clyde Road in early May two months ahead of schedule, making room on the freeway for an extra 2,000 vehicles per hour.

Eight bridges have been widened to carry new lanes, which have been added in the centre of the road.

Smart technology

Electronic signage above the freeway, including lane use signs and electronic speed limits were switched on in early June. This technology allows the remote management of lanes, keeping traffic moving more efficiently, as well as faster responses to incidents.

Nine new freeway ramp signals are also now operating managing the number of cars entering the freeway helping traffic flow better and reducing stop-start driving.

Managed motorway

The Monash Freeway is now part of a managed motorway system which stretches across Melbourne. 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.

Document Library

Find copies of all our fact sheets and newsletters in the document library.

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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