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Tunnels to close for maintenance

Both EastLink tunnels will be closed overnight Saturday 15 August from 8pm to 7am.

During this time, 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.

The rest of EastLink will remain open and unaffected.

tunnel closure alternative routes

Alternative routes

  • Outbound traffic on the Eastern Fwy heading to EastLink is advised to exit at Springvale Rd and then use Canterbury Rd to access EastLink. Please note: motorists will not be able to access EastLink from Maroondah Hwy.
  • 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 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).

Routine scheduled maintenance

This closure is required for routine scheduled maintenance works. It is necessary to maintain the high safety standard of EastLink.

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

Thank you for your understanding.

We apologise for any inconvenience during scheduled maintenance on EastLink.

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

EastLink. Time Better Spent.