Nunawading/Donvale Eastern Freeway Signage
  Shown between 1997 - 2008
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In 1997, the Eastern Freeway was extended from Doncaster Road to Springvale Road. The eastern terminus had now shifted from Doncaster to the border of Nunawading and Donvale, and signage was replaced to show dual destinations of Nunawading and Doncaster between Hoddle Street and Doncaster Road, and Nunawading and Donvale between Doncaster Road and Springvale Road.

The opening of Eastlink in 2008 signified the change of the freeway's focal points to its final arrangement, as predetermined in the 2001 Traffic Engineering Manual. The Eastern Freeway’s ultimate eastern destination changed from Donvale/Nunawading to Ringwood, with all references to Donvale/Nunawading coverplated accordingly. All signs east of Hoddle Street now show Ringwood as of June 2008.

The following are the original 1997 designed signs showing Nunawading and Donvale prior to the change.
 
     
 
Advance Direction Sign (AD) northbound on Station Street showing both Nunawading and Donvale.
March 2008
Intersection Direction Sign (ID) on Doncaster Road, showing Nunawading without Donvale.
March 2008
ID on Doncaster Road, showing Nunawading without Donvale.
March 2008
AD on northbound Bulleen Road.
March 2008
ID on Thompsons Road.
March 2008
IDs at Burke Road exit with Nunawading and Doncaster.
March 2008
ID southbound on Chandler Highway.
March 2008
ID southbound on Hoddle Street, with one of the first mentions of Nunawading at the western terminus of the freeway.
March 2008
 
     
 
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