People who are already struggling with their daily commute as they crawl along the congested Monash Freeway have been told today that they will have to continue with this “short term pain” before road widening operations bring much needed relief.
Premier Daniel Andrews has confirmed that Fulton Hogan had been awarded the contract to add 30 kilometres of extra lanes.
The freeway will be widened from four to five lanes in each direction between EastLink and the South Gippsland Freeway and from two to three lanes in each direction from the South Gippsland Freeway to Clyde Road.
However that work will not begin until September and when it does commence it will continue for two years.
Works will mainly be carried out during off peak hours and at night but it there will be some disruption to the packed stretch of road as the extra lanes are added.
It’s being predicted that upon completion commuters will be saved 10 minutes in travel time.
Let’s all just get motorbikes.