Road Photos & Information: Victoria
M1 A1
Princes Highway, West Gate Freeway, CityLink, Monash Freeway & Princes Freeway (M1 / A1) - Hawthorn to Mt Waverley

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General Information:

M1 / A1 is a major route that crosses roughly from east to west in Victoria. The standard varies from single carriageway rural highway to full freeway standard.

CityLink:

CityLink is in divided into 2 parts, the western section (Metropolitan Route 43) and the southern section (M1). The CityLink southern section features 2 tunnels, the Burnley and Domain Tunnels. The Burnley tunnel is approximately 3.5 kilometres in length. 3

Monash Freeway:

The Monash Freeway runs from Melbourne's inner eastern suburbs and ends at Berwick, where it joins with the Prince Freeway. The route was previously known as the South Eastern Freeway. 4 It was also known as the South Eastern Arterial. 5

History:

Preview: Description:
Advance Drirectional Sign:
AD sign on CityLink at Hawthorn for the interchange with Toorak Rd (MR26), January 2017.

Image © Huang Milton Collection

Supplemental Advance Directional:
Supplemental AD sign at Hawthorn approaching the Toorak Rd (MR26) interchange, January 2017. Click here for a photo by Paul Rands of this location from September 2009.

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Toorak Road Interchange:
Citylink (M1) at the Toorak Rd (MR26) interchange at Hawthorn, January 2017. Click here for a photo by Paul Rands of this location from September 2009.

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End CityLink:
Toorak Rd (MR26) interchange and end of CityLink and official start of the untolled Monash Fwy, Hawthorn, September 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on the Toorak Rd overpass for the Burke Rd (MR17) interchange, Hawthorn, January 2017.

Image © Huang Milton Collection

Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign on Monash Fwy (M1) for the Burke Rd (MR17) interchange, Glen Iris, January 2017. Click here for a photo by Paul Rands of this location from September 2009.

Image © Huang Milton Collection

Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign on Monash Fwy (M1) on the Tooronga Rd overpass, for the Burke Rd (MR17) interchange, Glen Iris, January 2017.

Image © Huang Milton Collection

Traffic Conditions Sign:
Variable message sign showing driving times to key interchanges, Glen Iris, September 2009.

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Burke Road Interchange:
Partially completed intersection directional sign at the Burke Rd (MR17) interchange at Glen Iris, January 2017. Click here for a photo by Paul Rands of this location from September 2009.

Image © Huang Milton Collection

AD sign:
Advance Directional Sign approaching the interchange with High St (MR24) at Glen Iris, January 2017. Click here for a photo by Paul Rands of this location from September 2009.

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High Street Interchange:
Intersection directional signs at the High St (MR24) interchange at Glen Iris, January 2017. Click here for a photo by Paul Rands of this location from September 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Monash Fwy (M1) at Malvern East for the interchange with Warrigal Rd (MR15), January 2017.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Monash Fwy (M1) at Malvern East for the interchange with Warrigal Rd (MR15), January 2017. Click here for a photo by Jamie Scuglia of this location from 2003.

Image © Huang Milton Collection

Warrigal Road Interchange:
Monash Fwy at the Warrigal Rd interchange at Malvern East, January 2017. Click here for a photo by Paul Rands of this location from September 2009.

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Distance Sign:
RD sign at Chadstone, after the Warrigal Rd interchange, January 2017.

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Huntingdale Road:
Monash Fwy (M1) as it passes under Huntingdale Rd (MR47) at Chadstone, September 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on the Monash Fwy (M1), approaching Forster Rd at Mt Waverley, January 2017. Click here for a photo by Paul Rands of this location showing a freeway green sign, from September 2009.

Image © Huang Milton Collection

Freeway Green Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Freeway green AD sign on the Monash Fwy (M1) approaching Forster Rd, Mt Waverley, September 2009. This sign has since been replaced.

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Forster Road Interchange:
Monash Fwy (M1) at the Stephensons Road overpass, with ID sign for the Forsters Road Interchange, January 2017. Click here for a photo by Paul Rands of this location showing a freeway green sign, from September 2009.

Image © Huang Milton Collection

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Mt Waverley for the Blackburn Road (MR13), January 2017. Click here for a photo by Paul Rands of this location from September 2009.

Image © Huang Milton Collection

Distance Sign:
RD sign on the Monash Fwy at Mt Waverley, January 2017. Click here for a photo by Paul Rands of this location from September 2009.

Image © Huang Milton Collection

Freeway Green Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Older style freeway green signage approaching the Blackburn Rd (MR13) interchange at Mt Waverley, September 2009.

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Blackburn Road Interchange:
Monash Fwy (M1) at the Blackburn Rd interchange at Mt Waverley, September 2009. Click here for a photo by Paul Rands of this location from September 2009.

Image © Huang Milton Collection

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on the Blackburn Rd (MR13) overpass at Mt Waverley for the Ferntree Gully Rd (MR22) interchange, January 2017. Springvale Rd (MR40) is shown on this sign as Ferntree Gully Rd intersects with Springvale Rd, which is a major north-south arterial route. Click here for a photo by Paul Rands of this location from September 2009.

Image © Huang Milton Collection

Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at Glen Waverley at the Blackburn Rd (MR13) interchange, November 2006.

Image © Rob Tilley

Click here for the continuation of M1 between Mt Waverley & Berwick
Click here for the continuation of M1 between Werribee & Hawthorn

1 Viseth Uch
2 Vicroads Road Management Plan, 30 October 2004
3 CityLink, About the CityLink Roadway
4 Parliament of Victoria, Vichansard, Scoresby Freeway Funding, 23 May 2001
5 Parliament of Victoria, Vichansard, Transport: Monash Freeway upgrade, Gardiners Creek, 20 June 2001
6 Office of the Minister for Roads & Ports, Media Release, First Completed Section of M1 Open to Traffic, 27 February 2009
7 Office of the Minister for Roads & Ports, Media Release, New Signalling for Drivers As Major M1 Section Opens, 07 December 2009

Last updated: 08 Oct 2019 20:56

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