Does your peak hour commute seem longer and slower? It is.
The morning peak has stretched to an average of three hours, with cars moving at less than 40km/h on stretches of major freeways.
An analysis of VicRoads data by The Age has found vehicles are moving slower than in a typical school zone during Melbourne’s busiest hours on the road .
The report found that over two years, motorists have added nine minutes to trips along the West Gate and Monash freeways.
There was an average speed of 35km/h in peak period on the Monash Freeway in 2016, almost 20km/hr slower than two years earlier.
On the West Gate there was an average of 22km/h.
Federal and state funding is being splashed on the Monash Freeway to widen it to 10 lanes by 2022.
- Click HERE to test your commute (via The Age)