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.
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
- opened the new O’Shea Road extension between Soldiers Road and Princes Freeway.
To finalise the project, we’ll:
- complete finishing works on the O’Shea Road upgrade between Clyde and Soldiers roads
- finish building the shared walking and cycling path along O’Shea Road between Clyde Road, Berwick and the Princes Highway, Beaconsfield.
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.