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.

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.

Project timeline

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.

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