$78.5 million has been allocated by the Victorian Coalition and Commonwealth Governments to improve capacity, operating speeds and travel times on the Monash Freeway.
Announced as part of the 2013/2014 Victorian State Budget and 2013/2014 Commonwealth Budget, the funds will be invested in the extension of the Managed Motorways program along the Monash Freeway between High Street and Clyde Road.
By installing variable speed limits and message signs, combined with lane control signs, VicRoads is able to improve the operation of the Monash Freeway. These improvements will ensure motorists are better informed about travel conditions and allow authorities to respond to accidents more quickly.
The expansion of the Managed Motorways program along the Monash Freeway will help peak-hour traffic flow at up to 75 km/h, an improvement of between 14 km/h and 21 km/h on current speeds. These improvements will also deliver a smoother, more consistent drive, thereby reducing fuel consumption and vehicle emissions.