EastLink, Melbourne

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EastLink is a tollway (meaning people have to pay to drive on it) in Melbourne, Victoria. It was opened on June 28, 2008.[1] It links the Frankston Freeway to the Eastern Freeway, and includes two tunnels, the Mullum Mullum tunnel and the Melba tunnel.

EastLink was initially going to be a freeway, meaning it would not be tolled. However, the Premier of Victoria at the time, Steve Bracks lied at the time to get elected and always intended to toll the freeway. This led to people not being happy.

The interchange with the Monash Freeway, the largest in Victoria,[2] is known as the Tom Wills interchange.[3][4] This was announced on February 27, 2008. This particular interchange was chosen because it was within a short distance from Waverely Park, and the home of the Hawthorn Football Club.

Tolls are paid by either a bill sent in the mail, going and buying a pass from a shop or having a account (and having a electronic Breeze tag or another tollways type of electronic tag in the car).

The EastLink tollway at Canterbury Road
The EastLink tollway at Maroondah highway bridge
The entry to the Mullum Mullum tunnel

Exits and intersections[change | change source]

EastLink Australian Alphanumeric State Route M3.PNG
Northbound exits Distance from
Eastern Freeway
(km)
Distance from
Frankston Freeway
(km)
Southbound exits
End EastLink Australian Alphanumeric State Route M3.PNG
continues as Eastern Freeway Australian Alphanumeric State Route M3.PNG
to Melbourne
0 45 Start EastLink Australian Alphanumeric State Route M3.PNG
from Eastern Freeway Australian Alphanumeric State Route M3.PNG
Donvale
Springvale Road Australian State Route 40.svg
Donvale
Springvale Road Australian State Route 40.svg
MELBA TUNNEL -- -- MULLUM-MULLUM TUNNEL
Ringwood
Ringwood Bypass Australian State Route 62.svg
5 40 Ringwood
Ringwood Bypass Australian State Route 62.svg
Ringwood
Whitehorse Road Australian State Route 34.svg
Ringwood
Whitehorse Road Australian State Route 34.svg
BELGRAVE / LILYDALE
RAIL LINE
BELGRAVE / LILYDALE
RAIL LINE
Ringwood
Canterbury Road Australian State Route 32.svg
7 38 Ringwood
Canterbury Road Australian State Route 32.svg
Wantirna
Boronia Road Australian State Route 36.svg
9 36 Wantirna
Boronia Road Australian State Route 36.svg
Wantirna
Burwood Highway Australian State Route 26.svg
11 34 Wantirna
Burwood Highway Australian State Route 26.svg
Wantirna South
High Street Road Australian State Route 24.svg
13 32 Wantirna South
High Street Road Australian State Route 24.svg
Scoresby
Ferntree Gully Road Australian State Route 22.svg
16 29 Scoresby
Ferntree Gully Road Australian State Route 22.svg
Rowville
Wellington Road Australian State Route 18.svg
18 27 Rowville
Wellington Road Australian State Route 18.svg
no exit -- 25 Mulgrave
Police Road
Dandenong North
Monash Freeway Australian Alphanumeric State Route M1.svg (Tom Willis Interchange) [3]
21 24 Dandenong North
Monash Freeway Australian Alphanumeric State Route M1.svg (Tom Willis Interchange)[3]
Noble Park
Princes Highway Australian Alternate Route 1.svg
23 22 Noble Park
Princes Highway Australian Alternate Route 1.svg
GIPPSLAND RAIL LINE 25 20 GIPPSLAND RAIL LINE
no exit -- 19 Keysborough
Cheltenham Road Australian State Route 10.svg
Keysborough
Dandenong Bypass
28 17 Keysborough
Dandenong Bypass
Keysborough
Greens Road Australian State Route 12.svg
30 15 Keysborough
Greens Road Australian State Route 12.svg
Carrum Downs
Thompsons Road Australian State Route 6.svg
39 6 Carrum Downs
Thompsons Road Australian State Route 6.svg
no exit 45 0 Carrum Downs
Rutherford Road
Start EastLink Australian Alphanumeric State Route M3.PNG
continues from Frankston Freeway Australian State Route 11.svg
End EastLink Australian Alphanumeric State Route M3.PNG
continues as Frankston Freeway Australian State Route 11.svg
to Frankston

[5]

References[change | change source]