Monash Freeway Upgrade

Improving traffic flow on the Monash with more lanes and modern technology


30kmof extra traffic lanes

$100mannual economic benefit to Victoria

20per cent reduction in serious injury crashes


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.

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

We added 30 kilometres of extra traffic lanes. 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 stage one was delivered alongside the West Gate Tunnel Project in order to streamline travel between Melbourne’s west and south east.

Stage 2

After widening 30 kilometres of road in Stage 1 of the Monash Freeway upgrade, we’re starting work on Stage 2.

As part of Stage 2 of the Monash Freeway Upgrade there will be:

  • add new lanes to 36 kilometres of the Monash and Princes Freeways, between:
    • Warrigal Road and Eastlink outbound
    • Eastlink to Springvale Road inbound
    • Clyde Road to Cardinia Road, in both directions
  • connect Police Road to the freeway with an outbound on-ramp
  • connect the Jacksons Road outbound ramps directly to Eastlink with a separate road
  • add two extra lanes in each direction to O’Shea Road between Clyde Road and Soldiers Road
  • upgrade the Beaconsfield Interchange – we’ll extend O’Shea Road so it joins the interchange, add an inbound freeway off-ramp and an outbound freeway on-ramp
  • build shared walking and cycling paths on O’Shea Road between Clyde Road and the Beaconsfield Interchange.

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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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