Smart technology to be installed on West Gate Freeway

Work is now underway on installing the latest electronic freeway management technology along Melbourne’s West Gate Freeway, with the entire project to be completed by the middle of 2014.

According to Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Anthony Albanese once operational, the technology will give VicRoads the tools they need to better manage traffic flows and respond quickly to accidents and breakdowns.

“For the 180,000 motorists and truck drivers who use this vital part of the City's road network every day, the retrofitting of this technology will mean faster, safer and less frustrating driving conditions,” he said.

“Indeed if applied nationwide, electronic freeway management systems have the potential to greatly reduce congestion and save Australian families and businesses more than $500 million a year.”

The West Gate Freeway project is being funded by the Federal ($12.5 million) and Victorian ($12.5 million) governments.

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