Removing 50 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne
The Monash Freeway Upgrade will provide a massive boost to Melbourne’s south east by easing traffic congestion and improving road safety. Once complete, the project will allow for an extra 2,000 vehicles each hour during peak travel times and make journeys 10 minutes quicker for people living and working in one of Victoria’s fastest growing areas.
The upgrade includes:
- Widening from four to five lanes in each direction between EastLink and the South Gippsland Freeway
- Widening from two to three lanes in each direction from South Gippsland Freeway to Clyde Road in Berwick
- New and upgraded ramp signals, and extra space for more cars on ramps from Chadstone to Pakenham
- Modern technology to manage traffic flows and incidents between Warrigal Road and South Gippsland Freeway
- Widening and strengthening bridges to carry the new lanes.
The Monash Freeway Upgrade is being delivered alongside the West Gate Tunnel Project in order to streamline travel between Melbourne’s west and south east.
Works started in 2016 and the upgrade is on track to be completed in 2018.
The Monash Freeway Upgrade is on track to be completed in 2018
The Monash Freeway Upgrade is being overseen by the Western Distributor Authority. Visit the project website for more information.
West Gate Tunnel
A vital alternative to the West Gate Bridge to free up traffic and remove thousands of trucks from residential streets in Melbourne’s west
North East Link
Victoria's biggest ever road project - connecting the missing link in Melbourne's freeway network
Hurstbridge Line Upgrade
Removing the massive bottleneck on the Hurstbridge line and improving the frequency and reliability of services
High Speed Rail to Geelong
Investigating a preferred option for a high speed rail link between Melbourne and Geelong
Swan Street Bridge Upgrade
Adding an extra lane for drivers heading east and providing safer and better access for joggers and cyclists
High Capacity Metro Trains
Bigger, better trains and modern infrastructure to transport more people, more often
Suburban Roads Upgrade
Upgrading priority roads in Melbourne’s outer west, north and south-eastern suburbs
Plenty Road Upgrade
Creating better traffic flow on Plenty Road, between McKimmies Road and Bridge Inn Road
Thompsons Road Upgrade
Removing the level crossing near Merinda Park Station and duplicating a stretch of Thompsons Road
Hallam Road Upgrade
Improving safety, traffic flow and access to public transport from Ormond Road to the South Gippsland Highway
Barwon Heads Road Duplication
Improving connections for the Bellarine Peninsula by upgrading Barwon Heads Road
South Gippsland Highway - Koonwarra
Realigning the South Gippsland Highway between Koonwarra and Meeniyan