Getting it done: Monash Upgrade underway

Works on the Andrews Labor Government’s Monash Freeway Upgrade will begin this week to ease congestion and improve travel times.

The much needed project will include 44 kilometres of improvements, 30 kilometres of new lanes, create 400 new jobs and construction will be completed in 2018.

As part of the project the Monash Freeway will be widened from four to five lanes each way between the EastLink interchange and South Gippsland Highway, and from two to three lanes each way through to Clyde Road in Berwick.

The upgrade will also deliver the longest stretch of managed motorway in Australia by using smart technology to help prevent traffic banking up, which causes congestion and stop-start driving.

The extra lanes and smart technology will help keep traffic flowing during peak travel periods. When finished, the project will cut travel times and make room for an extra 2000 vehicles during the peak.

We’re getting on with delivering upgrades to our local roads to ensure local residents get home to their families sooner and safer.

For more information and to receive regular update about the project please visit www.westerndistributor.vic.gov.au/monash.