For the approximately 70,000 residents who travel outside the City of Casey each day for work, the battle for many drivers is getting worse as severe congestion on the Monash Freeway brings commuters to a crawl well back past the Clyde Road interchange at Berwick. The capacity of the Monash Freeway and the city’s east west connections needs to be improved to ensure a timelier commute and improved quality of life.
Casey and Cardinia currently have a combined population of approximately 380,000 and this is projected to grow to 600,000 over the next 25-30 years. If urgent infrastructure improvements on the Monash Freeway and east west connections are not carried out, the problem will continue to get worse as thousands of families move into the region.
What Casey needs
- Construction of a third lane on the Monash Freeway – Princes Freeway from the South Gippsland Freeway merge to Beaconsfield
- Upgrade of the Monash Freeway/South Gippsland Freeway merge including a new south to east ramp
- Princes Highway – South Gippsland Freeway interchange upgrade
- Duplication of Thompsons Road from Frankston Dandenong Road to South Gippsland Highway
- Extension of the Dandenong Southern Bypass to South Gippsland Freeway