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.

Changed road conditions

Yellow line marking has been installed in some sections between Eastlink and Clyde Road. This is so we can keep the current number of lanes open for you during the day while we widen and upgrade the Freeway.

Drive within the yellow lines in these sections and obey the reduced speed limits through work zones. Signage will also let you know when you are about to enter the yellow line marking zone.

Watch a video further explaining these yellow line markings and how to drive within them.

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 Impact
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
15 to 17 January 2017, 10pm – 5am Ferntree Gully Road outbound off ramp Installing temporary barriers to realign the ramp and install traffic signals Detour via Blackburn Road or Wellington Road. Minor delays expected. Detour map
18-31 January 2017 Warrigal Road outbound on ramp Closure of slip lane from Warrigal Road southbound to outbound on ramp to assist with ramp widening works Southbound vehicles on Warrigal Rd can enter ramp using left-hand through lane. Trucks must detour via Princes Highway, Ferntree Gully Road and Forster Road
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
 19 & 20 January 2017, 10pm – 5.30am Clyde Road outbound on ramp Installing temporary barriers to realign the ramp and install traffic signals Detour via Princes Highway or use the Clyde Rd inbound on ramp and re-enter the Freeway outbound at the Princes Highway. Detour map
29-31 January 2017, 10pm – 5.30am Jacksons Road inbound on-ramp Installing temporary barriers to realign the ramp 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

VicRoads Princes Freeway road works in January 

Document Library

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Key Topics


Noise modelling and management for the Monash Freeway Upgrade

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What you’ll see

A closer look at the improvements

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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

Extra lanes will be added within the existing road reserve
Monash Freeway Upgrade Project Scope
Smart roadway technology for smoother, safer travel
Monash Freeway start of works video
Monash Freeway Upgrade start of works video
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