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Vic govt launches $400m Monash upgrade

Tens of thousands of motorists are set to benefit from a $400million upgrade to Melbourne’s Monash Freeway.

The upgrade announced on Sunday by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and Roads Minister Luke Donnellan, will implement a series of road widening works to add an additional lane in each direction between the EastLink interchange and South Gippsland Freeway, turning the Monash into a 10-lane highway.

The upgrade will also include widening works between the South Gippsland Freeway and Clyde Road, Berwick exits, adding an additional lane to make way for an extra 2000 vehicles during peak times.

Once complete, the upgrade is set to significantly alleviate congestion and cut travel time for motorists by up to 10 minutes.

The Monash Freeway empty of cars during peak hour is seen from the Blackburn Road overpass in Melbourne, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011. The freeway was closed in both directions after a truck carrying civil construction materials was involved in an accident hours earlier. (AAP Image/Julian Smith) NO ARCHIVING

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