Introduction

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
 15-23 March 2017, 9pm to 6am Old Princes Hwy outbound exit ramp closure Installing conduit and cabling infrastructure for the freeway management system The Old Princes Hwy outbound exit ramp will be closed. Outbound traffic will be detour to Cardinia Rd northbound and turn left to return to Old Princes Hwy westbound. Please plan your trip ahead and allow time for some minor delays. Detour map
27-30 March 2017, day time

(Closure times will vary each day; Monday 6am to 3pm, Tuesday 6am to 3pm, Wednesday 6am to 3pm and Thursday 6am to 3pm)

 

Monash Fwy outbound left lane closure between Wellington Rd and Jacksons Rd Collecting data about traffic movement during road works outside of safety barriers at day time.

Safely installing temporary barriers and gantry footings in preparation to erect new gantries fitted with smart technology that helps balance the amount of traffic entering the freeway and reduce the build-up of cars waiting on entry ramps.

The left lane on the Monash Freeway will be closed between Wellington Rd and Jacksons road during the day. Please plan your trip ahead and allow time for minor delays.
27 March 2017, 10pm to 5am Monash Fwy outbound closure between Wellington Rd and Heatherton Rd Gantry removal The Monash Fwy will be closed outbound between Wellington Rd and Heatherton Rd. Detour via Heatherton Rd entry ramp. Please plan your trip ahead and allow time for minor delays. Detour map
3-4 April 2017, 10.30pm to 5.30am Monash Fwy outbound closure between Princes Hwy and Clyde Rd Pakenham Rail Bridge beam lift The Monash Fwy will be closed outbound between Princes Hwy and Clyde Rd. Detour via Clyde Rd outbound entry ramp. In the event of unfavourable weather conditions, works will be completed on the night of 5 April. Please plan your trip ahead and allow time for minor delays. Detour map
4-6 April 2017, 9pm to 5.30am Warrigal Rd outbound entry ramp closure Installing safety barriers and line marking works The Warrigal Rd outbound entry ramp will be closed. Detours via Huntingdale Rd or Forster Rd. Please plan your trip ahead and allow time for some minor delays. Detour map

 

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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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