Monash Freeway Upgrade
The Monash Freeway Upgrade is part of the broader West Gate Tunnel Project. The project involves adding smart technology to the Monash Freeway from Chadstone to Pakenham to ease congestion for around 200,000 motorists daily. The project will also add 30 km of extra traffic lanes in each direction from EastLink to Clyde Road. Works started in September 2016 and with completion expected in 2018.
We have connected with local communities, councils and the general public to hear their suggestions and views and provide information about the project. This included hosting community ‘pop up’ stands at local shopping malls and at the project office.
A comprehensive Cultural Heritage Management Plan has been prepared to identify and protect areas of significance along the M1 corridor. During Reconciliation Week, a Welcome to Country smoking ceremony was held to recognise the traditional landowners of the region where the project works are occurring.
Supporting the next generation of engineers
The project has been very active with the education sector, hosting Monash University civil engineering students, mentoring final year students through their projects, taking on two undergraduate engineers and participating in VicRoads’ graduate program with two rotations.
For more information, refer to the Monash Freeway Upgrade website.