Road Photos & Information: Victoria
M3   Eastern Freeway & Eastlink (M3) - Wantirna to Noble Park

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General Information:

M3 is a motorway standard route in Melbourne's eastern and south eastern suburbs, linking the Melbourne CBD with the Mornington Peninsula. The Eastern Freeway is untolled, however the Eastlink section of M3, from Nunawading to Seaford uses an electronic distance based tolling system.

Eastlink:

Eastlink is made up of the Eastern Freeway Extension, Ringwood Bypass and Scoresby Freeway. 1

The Eastlink section of the route features 17 interchanges and also twin tunnels at Donvale / Ringwood, under the Mullum Mullum valley - the Melba Tunnel and the Mullum Mullum Tunnel. Each tunnel is 1.6km long, contain three lanes that are 3.5m wide with a height clearance for vehicles of 4.65m. The tunnels have a gradient of up to 5.5% and are located up to 53m from surface level. For more details on the tunnels, click here. 2

The route also features 3 traffic lanes in each direction for 33km from the Eastern Freeway to Thompson Road at Carrum Downs, and also has 103 structures, including 88 bridges. 3

History:

Click here for construction photos of Eastlink around the Burwood Highway area at Wantirna

Noble Park to Wantirna Wantirna to Noble Park
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tn_200909_20_noblepk_princeshwy_altnr1_robtilley.jpg Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Noble Park for the interchange with Princes Hwy (ALT-NR1), September 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Wantirna South for the High Street Road (MR24) interchange, June 2016.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200909_21_noblepk_princeshwy_altnr1_robtilley.jpg Supplemental AD Sign:
Supplemental advance directional sign approaching the interchange with Princes Hwy (ALT-NR1) at Noble Park, September 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign at Wantirna South for the High Street Road (MR24) interchange, June 2016.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200909_22_noblepk_princeshwy_altnr1_robtilley.jpg E-Tag Signage:
Sign showing where to obtain travel passes and e-tags to use with Eastlink and other tolled roads in Melbourne, Noble Park, September 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200909_27_wantirnasth_highstreetrd_mr24_robtilley.jpg Travel Time Indicator:
Sign showing driving times to selected interchanges. The green bar changes colour depending of traffic densities, Wantirna South, near High Street Road (MR24), September 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200909_23_noblepk_princeshwy_altnr1_robtilley.jpg Princes Highway Interchange:
Northbound through the interchange with Princes Hwy at Noble Park, September 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

High Street Road Interchange:
Looking southeast at Wantirna South, June 2016.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200909_24_dandenongnth_monashfwy_m1_policerd_mr16_robtilley.jpg Advance Directional Sign & VMS:
AD sign for the interchange with Monash Fwy (M1) and Police Rd (MR16), plus a variable message sign, Dandenong North, September 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Wantirna South for the Scoresby Service Centre, June 2016.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200909_25_dandenongnth_haltonrd_monashfwy_m1_policerd_mr16_robtilley.jpg Travel Time Indicator:
Sign showing driving times to selected interchanges. The green bar changes colour depending of traffic densities, Dandenong North, near Halton Road, September 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on the George St overpass at Wantirna South, for the Ferntree Gully Road (MR22) interchange, June 2016.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200909_26_dandenongnth_monashfwy_m1_policerd_mr16_robtilley.jpg Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on the Halton Rd overpass at Dandenong North, for the interchange with Monash Fwy (M1) and Police Rd (MR16), September 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign for the Ferntree Gully Road (MR22) interchange, Scoresby, June 2016.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200909_27_dandenongnth_monashfwy_m1_policerd_mr16_robtilley.jpg E-Tag Signage:
Sign showing where to obtain travel passes and e-tags to use with Eastlink and other tolled roads in Melbourne, Dandenong North, September 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Scoresby approaching Carribean Dr, January 2017. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley of this location from June 2016

Image © Huang Milton Collection

tn_200909_28_dandenongnth_monashfwy_m1_policerd_mr16_robtilley.jpg Monash Fwy / Police Rd Interchange:
Intersection directional sign over the lanes at the Monash Freeway (M1) and Police Road (MR16) interchange, Dandenong North, September 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Ferntree Gully Road Interchange:
Southbound through the Ferntree Gully Road (MR22) interchange at Scoresby, June 2016.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200909_29_dandenongnth_monashfwy_m1_robtilley.jpg Monash Fwy Interchange:
Northbound through the Monash Fwy interchange, Dandenong North, September 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Scoresby approaching Carribean Park Dr, June 2016.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200909_30_dandenongnth_monashfwy_m1_robtilley.jpg Monash Fwy Interchange:
Northbound through the Monash Fwy interchange, Dandenong North, September 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

AD Sign:
Advance directional sign at Scoresby for Wellington Road (MR18) interchange, January 2017. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley of this location friom September 2009.

Image © Huang Milton Collection

Advance Directional Sign:
Service centre AD sign at Dandenong North, June 2016.

Image © Rob Tilley

Supplemental AD Sign:
Supplemental advance directional sign at Rowville approaching Wellington Road (MR18) interchange, June 2016.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200909_31_mulgrave_wellingtonrd_mr18_robtilley.jpg AD Sign:
Advance directional sign at Mulgrave for Wellington Road (MR18) interchange, September 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Wellington Road Interchange:
Looking southwest at Rowville, January 2017. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley of this location from September 2009.

Image © Huang Milton Collection

tn_200909_32_rowville_wellingtonrd_mr18_robtilley.jpg Supplemental AD Sign:
Supplemental advance directional sign at Rowville approaching Wellington Road (MR18) interchange, September 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
Large diagrammatic AD sign at the Wellington Road interchange in Rowville for the interchange with Monash Fwy (M1) and Police Rd (MR16), June 2016.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200909_33_rowville_wellingtonrd_mr18_robtilley.jpg Wellington Road Interchange:
Looking northeast at Rowville, September 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Supplemental AD Sign:
Supplemental advance directional sign at Mulgrave approaching Monash Fwy (M1) and Police Rd (MR16), June 2016.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
Service centre advance directional sign at Rowville near Wellington Rd (MR18), June 2016.

Image © Rob Tilley

Police Road Exit:
The off ramp to Police Road (MR16) at Mulgrave, June 2016.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
Service centre advance directional sign at Rowville near Wellington Rd (MR18), June 2016.

Image © Rob Tilley

Supplemental AD Sign:
Supplemental advance directional sign at Dandenong North approaching Monash Fwy (M1), June 2016.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200909_34_rowville_robtilley.jpg Travel Time Indicator:
Sign showing driving times to selected interchanges. The green bar changes colour depending of traffic densities, Rowville, September 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Monash Freeway Exit:
Exit to Monash Fwy (M1) at Dandenong North, June 2016.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign for the Ferntree Gully Road (MR22) interchange, Scoresby, June 2016. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley of this location from September 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200909_40_dandenongnth_robtilley.jpg Travel Time Indicator:
Sign showing driving times to selected interchanges. The green bar changes colour depending of traffic densities, Dandenong North, September 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign for the Ferntree Gully Road (MR22) interchange, Scoresby, June 2016. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley of this location from September 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Dandenong North for the interchange with Princes Hwy (ALT-NR1), June 2016.

Image © Rob Tilley

Ferntree Gully Road Interchange:
Northbound through the Ferntree Gully Road (MR22) interchange at Scoresby, June 2016. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley of this location from September 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign for upcoming exits, Dandenong North, June 2016.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200909_38_scoresby_robtilley.jpg Toll Payment Sign:
Sign indicating options for paying tolls if a motorist doesn't own an e-tag, Scoresby, September 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Supplemental AD Sign:
Supplemental advance directional sign approaching the interchange with Princes Hwy (ALT-NR1) at Dandenong North, June 2016.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200909_39_scoresby_georgest_highstreetrd_mr24_robtilley.jpg Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on the George Street overpass at Scoresby for the High Street Road (MR24) interchange, September 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Princes Highway Interchange:
Southbound through the interchange with Princes Hwy at Dandenong North, June 2016.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200909_40_wantirnasth_highstreetrd_mr24_robtilley.jpg Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign at Wantirna South for the High Street Road (MR24) interchange, September 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200909_44_noblepk_robtilley.jpg Travel Time Indicator:
Sign showing driving times to selected interchanges. The green bar changes colour depending of traffic densities, Noble Park, September 2009.


Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200909_41_wantirnasth_highstreetrd_mr24_robtilley.jpg High Street Road Interchange:
Looking northwest at Wantirna South, September 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Noble Park for the Cheltenham Road (MR10) interchange, June 2016.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on the off ramp to High St Rd (MR24) at Wantirna South, January 2017.

Image © Huang Milton Collection

Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign facing the off ramp to High St Rd (MR24) at Wantirna South, January 2017.

Image © Huang Milton Collection

tn_200909_42_wantirnasth_burwoodhwy_mr26_robtilley.jpg AD Sign:
Advance directional sign at Wantirna South for the Burwood Highway (MR26) interchange, September 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200909_43_wantirnasth_burwoodhwy_mr26_robtilley.jpg Supplemental AD Sign:
Supplemental advance directional sign at Wantirna South for the Burwood Highway (MR26) interchange, September 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200909_44_wantirnasth_burwoodhwy_mr26_robtilley.jpg Burwood Highway Interchange:
Northbound carriageway through the Burwood Hwy (MR26) interchange at Wantirna South, September 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Click here for the continuation of M3 between Noble Park and Seaford
Click here for the continuation of M3 between Wantirna and Nunawading

1 Maroondah City Council, Developing Maroondah, EastLink
2 Eastlink, Motorway Info
3 Linking Melbourne Authority: Projects, Eastlink, Facts & Figures
4 Tim Cole
5 Minister of Transport, Media Release, Bracks Government Announces Mitcham-Frankston Freeway Project, 23 September 2002
6 The Office of the Premier, Media Release, Mitcham-Frankston Freeway Must Be Tolled: Premier, 14 April 2003

Last updated: 14-Feb-2019 21:04

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