Driving around Melbourne is set to become smoother and much more efficient in the near future, with two major road projects set to cut down on congestion.
The $156 million Dingley Bypass project is advancing with plans, with three companies shortlisted to deliver the vital road connection.
State Minister for Roads Terry Mulder said the 6.4km major road project between Warrigal Road and Westall Raod will improve traffic and ease congestion on busy arterial roads.
Mr Mulder said Melbourne's south east is a "key component" of Victoria's manufacturing sector with the completion of the Dingley Bypass to ensure better connections for people living and working in these suburbs.
Premier Denis Napthine also recently commented on the $159 million Springvale level removal project which will significantly ease congestion on a key arterial route in Melbourne's south east.
"When the new rail cutting is constructed underneath Springvale Road, traffic will be able to flow much more smoothly, which will improve travel times for the many thousands of people using this busy route," the Premier said in a September 9 press release.