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Melbourne’s peak hour now lasts for six hours a day

Peak hour in Melbourne has stretched out to six hours a day, according to new RACV data.

The new peak stretches from 6.30am to 9am in the morning and 3pm to 6.30pm in the afternoon.

The rapid growth of the city is to blame for the extended peak, with 2,000 additional cars hitting our roads every week.

Dave Jones, spokesperson from RACV, told Ross and John that no area of the city is safe from congestion.

“Our analysis has found out that ten of the slowest sections of road are spread across the city,” he said.

The top ten most congested roads identified by the RACV are:

  • Alexandra Parade, Clifton Hill
  • Upper Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe
  • Rosanna Road, Heidelberg
  • High Street, Epping
  • Thompsons Road, Lyndhurst
  • Burke Road, Balwyn North
  • Malvern Road, Toorak
  • Western Ring Road, Ardeer
  • Kings Way, Southbank
  • Barkly Street, Footscray

Press PLAY below to hear Ross and John’s full interview with Dave Jones.