Alerts

Tunnels to close for control system upgrades

Both EastLink tunnels will close for control system upgrades overnight this Saturday 31 July (8pm-7am) and overnight Saturday 7 August (8pm-7am).

During each of these closures, EastLink (including the Melba and Mullum Mullum tunnels) will be closed in both directions between Springvale Rd and Maroondah Hwy.

Ringwood Bypass will remain open (except for the access ramp from Maroondah Hwy to Ringwood Bypass).

The rest of EastLink will remain open and unaffected. 

Tunnel closure map Springvale Maroondah only 800w

Alternative routes

  • Outbound traffic on the Eastern Fwy heading to EastLink is advised to exit at Springvale Rd and then use Maroondah Hwy or Canterbury Rd to access EastLink.
  • Outbound traffic on the Eastern Fwy heading to Ringwood is advised to exit at Springvale Rd and then use Maroondah Hwy.
  • Inbound/Citybound traffic on EastLink heading to the Eastern Fwy is advised to exit at Canterbury Rd or Maroondah Hwy and then use Springvale Rd to access the Eastern Fwy.
  • Vehicles travelling with an over-dimensional load are required to use OD1 (Springvale Rd and Burwood Hwy between the Eastern Fwy and EastLink).

Control system upgrades

Essential control systems are being upgraded. During these upgrades, it is necessary to close both tunnels.

The works have been scheduled for night times to minimise any delay for motorists.


Both EastLink tunnels will also close for quarterly maintenance overnight Saturday 14 August (8pm-7am).

Following the above closures for control system upgrades, the EastLink tunnels will also close for regular quarterly maintenance.

During the quarterly maintenance closure, EastLink (including the Melba and Mullum Mullum 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 Maroondah Hwy.


Thank you for your understanding.

We apologise for any inconvenience during scheduled works on EastLink.

Please continue to observe posted speed restriction signs at all times to ensure your safety and the safety of maintenance personnel.

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