Stage 1

We've added 30km of extra traffic lanes to the Monash Freeway as part of Stage 1. We've widened the freeway from:

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

We started work on Stage 1 of the Monash Freeway Upgrade in September 2016 and we completed it in June 2018.

Stage 2

We commenced construction for Stage 2 in early 2020 and expect to complete construction in 2022.

For Stage 2, we've:

  • added 36km 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.
  • connected Police Road to the freeway with an outbound entry-ramp
  • connected the Jacksons Road outbound ramps directly to EastLink with a separate road
  • installed smart, on-road technology across the project, including extending the lane-use management system from the South Gippsland Freeway to Beaconsfield interchange
  • upgraded the Beaconsfield interchange to a diamond interchange, and added an inbound freeway exit-ramp and an outbound freeway entry-ramp

To finalise the project, we’ll:

  • finish upgrading O’Shea Road to three lanes in each direction between Clyde Road and Soldiers Road
  • complete the O’Shea Road extension to join the Beaconsfield interchange
  • finish building the shared walking and cycling path along O’Shea Road between Clyde Road, Berwick and the Princes Highway, Beaconsfield.

Map showing the stages of the Monash Freeway Upgrade project. The map also highlights new lanes, new separated road, overhead electronic signage, completed extra lanes and O'Shea Road new connection

View a larger version of the Monash Freeway upgrade project overview map (PDF, 527.1 KB)


See our video about Stage 2 of the Monash Freeway Upgrade.