From time to time we will need to close parts of EastLink for routine maintenance. When we do, we will provide updates here to assist you.
"Inbound" means heading towards the City. "Outbound" means heading towards Frankston.
The Mullum Mullum tunnel is the outbound EastLink tunnel from the Eastern Fwy / Springvale Rd to Ringwood Bypass / Maroondah Hwy.
The Melba tunnel is the inbound EastLink tunnel from Ringwood Bypass / Maroondah Hwy to the Eastern Fwy / Springvale Road.
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EastLink southbound closure for IRONMAN
Sunday 23 March 2014 (4:30am until 7pm)
EastLink's southbound (outbound) carriageway (including the Mullum Mullum tunnel) will be closed for the IRONMAN Asia Pacific Championship Melbourne. EastLink's southbound carriageway will form the majority of the IRONMAN Bike course.
If planning to travel south on this day you may use Springvale Rd and the Mornington Peninsula Freeway to Peninsula Link. When travelling eastbound on the Eastern Fwy you can use the Middleborough Rd or Blackburn Rd exits to avoid any delays at the Springvale Rd exit.
Please visit ironmanmelbourne.com for further details, or phone IRONMAN on 1300 835 411.
EastLink's northbound carriageway will remain open and will not be affected.
EastLink tunnel closures for routine maintenance
Saturday 29 March 2014 (8pm-11am)
The closures overnight on Saturday 29 March have a later re-opening time (11am) to allow for an emergency exercise to be conducted with the emergency services.
Saturday 12 July 2014 (8pm-7am)
Saturday 8 November 2014 (8pm-7am)
There are occasional closures of the EastLink tunnels (Melba and Mullum Mullum) for routine maintenance. These closures are required to maintain EastLink's high safety standards.
Each overnight tunnel closure will commence at 8pm with the re-opening completed by 7am the following morning.
During these tunnel closures:
EastLink (inluding the Mullum Mulum and Melba tunnels) will be closed in both directions between Springvale Rd and Canterbury Rd.
Ringwood Bypass will also be closed in both directions between Ringwood St and EastLink / Maroondah Hwy.
The rest of EastLink will be unaffected by these closures.
Outbound traffic from the Eastern Fwy heading to EastLink outbound
Outbound traffic from the Eastern Fwy heading to Ringwood Bypass outbound
exit at Springvale Rd
take Springvale Rd southbound to Maroondah Hwy
take Maroondah Hwy eastbound to Ringwood St
take Ringwood St northbound to return to Ringwood Bypass outbound
Inbound Traffic from EastLink heading to the Eastern Fwy inbound
EastLink roadworks at Princes Hwy
Until further notice
We are undertaking a program of roadworks on EastLink at the Princes Hwy interchange to improve the ride quality of EastLink at this location.
Temporary safety barriers are in place on EastLink at the Princes Hwy interchange to allow the roadworks to take place. EastLink will remain open at this location during the roadworks.
The rest of EastLink is unaffected by these roadworks.
ConnectEast apologises for any inconvenience and urges motorists to observe posted speed restriction signs at all times for the safety of workers and drivers.
VicRoads enquiries and concerns
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