Monash upgrades to bust congestion

An extra 36 kilometres of new lanes will be added to the Monash Freeway under a joint Australian and Victorian Government plan to bust congestion in Melbourne’s east.

The state and federal governments have committed an extra $367.5 million towards the second stage of the upgrade, expanding the Monash from eight to ten lanes between Springvale Road and EastLink, and from four to six lanes between Clyde Road and Cardinia Road, slashing nine minutes off a morning peak hour trip between Pakenham and Malvern.

There will also be better connections at Beaconsfield, and links to an upgraded and extended O’Shea Road that will feature two extra lanes in each direction. 

The upgrade will create a new outbound entry to the Monash Freeway at Police Road and a modified outbound Jacksons Road entry to EastLink, making it easier and safer to access both the Monash and EastLink.

New intelligent transport technology will be rolled out along the freeway corridor to improve traffic flow and allow for real-time traffic management when accidents occur.

Construction of the new lanes will start early 2020 and is expected to be completed in late 2022.

This is the final stage of the $1.4 billion Monash Freeway upgrade, being delivered by Major Road Projects Victoria.