The 45-kilometre EastLink toll freeway was the largest road project in Australia during its construction. The project consists of three carriageways in both directions with 17 interchanges, seven kilometres of toll-free bypasses, 88 bridges, a 35-kilometre shared-use path and twin 1.6-kilometre three-lane tunnels built to carry traffic through built-up areas along the EastLink.
Boral was contracted for a major proportion of this project, supplying concrete, aggregates, asphalt and cement. Also, to meet peak demands of this project Boral built a new concrete plant at Ferntree Gully.
The project was jointly funded by the Victorian and federal governments.