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Does your peak hour commute seem longer and slower? It is.

Macquarie National News

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)
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