The Monash Freeway Upgrade will add new lanes to the Monash Freeway where they are most needed. EastLink to Clyde Road will see an extra lane in each direction, with smart technology added from Chadstone to Pakenham to ease congestion for faster travel.

The project means faster, safer and more reliable journeys for 200,000 motorists every day.

Watch the Monash Freeway Upgrade video, download the video transcript or download the project fact sheet.

Current status

Work on the Monash Freeway Upgrade started in September 2016. The upgrade will be completed in 2018.

Current and upcoming works

The following dates indicate works underway currently and that are planned for the near future. Dates are indicative and may change depending on factors such as the weather.

Date Where What Information
Mid Nov to May 2017 Sweeney Drive directly under Monash Freeway Installation of piles to widen bridge for new lanes Road/pedestrian impacts:
Sweeney Drive closed under Monash FreewayResidential impacts:
Some noise and vibration from daytime piling works, which will be monitored to minimise impacts to residents
Dec 2016  to 2018 EastLink to Clyde Road Topsoil strip, excavate and pavement works Vehicles entering centre median
Dec 2016 to 2018 From Warrigal Road to Eastlink Conduit works to connect services to freeway management systems none
18 January – March 2017 Warrigal Road outbound on-ramp Removal of truck bypass lane on outbound onramp to enable ramp widening works Trucks to use regular lanes on ramp
26 February & 3-4 March 2017, 10pm – 5.30am Jacksons Road inbound on-ramp Installing temporary barriers to realign the ramp Jacksons Road inbound on-ramp will be closed. Inbound traffic will be detoured via Wellington Road on-ramp. Southbound traffic will need to make a U-turn at the Jacksons Road and Police Road intersection. Detour map
27-28 February 2017, 10pm – 5am Stud Road outbound on-ramp Installing temporary barriers to begin work on realigning the ramp amd signalising the intersection Stud Road outbound on-ramp will be closed. Southbound traffic detoured via Stud and Heatherton roads. Northbound traffic detoured via Brady, Gladstone and Heatherton roads. Detour map


Document Library

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Key Topics

Changed road conditions

Changed traffic conditions during the Monash Freeway Upgrade

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Noise and vibration

Managing noise and vibration during works on the Monash Freeway Upgrade

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What you’ll see

A closer look at the improvements and benefits of the upgrade

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Managed motorway

How do ramp signals and LUMS work together to manage traffic?

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Monash Freeway Upgrade Gallery

Monash Freeway start of works video
Start of works Work on the Monash Freeway Upgrade has begun. Watch this video
Building extra lanes on the Monash Extra lanes will be added within the existing road reserve
Drive safely within the yellow lines Changed traffic conditions apply on the Monash Freeway. Watch this video
Setting up work sites Night work to set up the work sites to upgrade the Monash Freeway
Temporary barrier installation January 2017 - Night works to install temporary traffic barriers to protect workers while the widen and realign ramps along the Monash Freeway
Bridge beam installation - 4 February 2017 Monash Freeway Upgrade - Night works to install bridge beams over the South Gippsland Freeway during an outbound closure of the Monash Freeway in February 2017
Monash Freeway Upgrade Project Scope
Monash Freeway Upgrade Project Scope Smart roadway technology for smoother, safer travel
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