Expressions of Interest are called for the delivery of the $711 million upgrade that will transform the Monash Freeway in Victoria. The project will be adding approximately 36 kilometres of new lanes to the freeway.
This project is the second stage of the Monash Freeway Upgrade and it will involve widening the freeway between Warrigal Road and EastLink as well as between Clyde Road and Cardinia Road. Once completed, the upgrade will help slash an estimated nine minutes during peak hours when travelling between Pakenham and the city.
“This project will slash congestion and improve travel times for drivers across Melbourne’s south east.
“Delivering more lanes where they’re needed most, as well as upgrading entry and exit ramps, will better link the community around Beaconsfield and deliver a duplicated O’Shea Road,” Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities Paul Fletcher said.
According to Victorian Minister for Roads, Road Safety and Ports Luke Donnellan, new technology is going to be utilised to make it easier, quicker and safer to access Melbourne’s growing south eastern suburbs.
“Early works will be fast-tracked over the coming months, starting with the installation of smart on-road technology and overhead lane use and speed signs further along the Monash Freeway.
“This technology will help better manage large volumes of traffic and provide drivers with live lane use and traffic information to deliver a safer and more reliable journey,” Mr Donnellan said.
This project will include upgrading the Beaconsfield Interchange and the O’Shea Road extension in Berwick. This upgrade will also connect Police Road to the Monash Freeway as well as link Jackson Road directly to EastLink with a new separated road.
Stage 1 of the Monash Freeway Upgrade - between EastLink and Clyde - is close to completion. New lanes along the route have opened in May of this year and new overhead freeway technology have been installed earlier this month.
Approximately $500 million has been invested by the Australian Government towards Stage 2, with the Victorian Government providing the rest.
Major construction activities on Stage 2 of the Monash Freeway Upgrade are expected to commence in mid-2019 and completed by 2022, weather permitting.
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