Monash Freeway Upgrade

Adding extra lanes to the Monash Freeway between Warrigal and Cardinia Roads to improve traffic flow.


36kmof new traffic lanes


2020Construction on Stage 2 has begun


The Monash Freeway Upgrade will provide a massive boost to Melbourne’s south east by easing traffic congestion and improving road safety.

Stage 1

Stage 1 of the Monash Freeway Upgrade started in September 2016 and was completed in June 2018.

More than 30 km of extra traffic lanes were added. The freeway was also widened:

  • from 4 to 5 lanes in each direction, between EastLink interchange and South Gippsland Freeway
  • from 2 to 3 lanes in each direction, between South Gippsland Freeway and Clyde Road in Berwick.

Stage 2

Stage 2 of the Monash Freeway Upgrade will include:

  • adding 36 km of new lanes on the Monash and Princes Freeways, between:
    • Warrigal Road and Eastlink outbound
    • Eastlink to Springvale Road inbound
    • Clyde Road to Cardinia Road, in both directions
  • connecting Police Road to the freeway with an outbound on-ramp
  • connecting the Jacksons Road outbound ramps directly to Eastlink with a separate road
  • installing smart, on-road technology across the project, including extending the lane-use management system from the South Gippsland Freeway to Beaconsfield interchange
  • upgrading O’Shea Road to three lanes in each direction between Clyde Road and Soldiers Road
  • extending O’Shea Road to join the Beaconsfield interchange – we’ll also upgrade the interchange by adding an inbound freeway off-ramp and an outbound freeway on-ramp
  • building a shared walking and cycling path along O’Shea Road between Clyde Road, Berwick and the Princes Highway, Beaconsfield.

Stage 2 began in early 2020 and is scheduled to be completed in 2022.

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Project timeline

Stage 1 of the Monash Freeway Upgrade is now complete.


The Monash Freeway Upgrade is being delivered by Major Road Projects Victoria. Visit the project website for more information.

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