The level crossings at Manchester Road, Mooroolbark and Maroondah Highway, Lilydale are being removed by building rail bridges over the road.
Two new elevated stations will be built at Lilydale and Mooroolbark as part of the project. A new multi-deck car park will also be built at Mooroolbark Station, which will contribute to doubling car parking to 900 spaces, making it easier for commuters to find a park.
More than 53,000 vehicles travel through these level crossings each day where the boom gates can be down for up to a quarter of the morning peak. There have been 13 crashes in the past 10 years, resulting in one fatal incident.
Early works started in May 2020, with major construction to begin in late 2020.
Both level crossings will be gone in 2022.
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On behalf of the Victorian Government, the Level Crossing Removal Project is overseeing the removal of 75 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne by 2025.
Brushy Creek Trail, Mooroolbark – pedestrian and cyclist path detour
The pedestrian and cyclist path in Brush Park, Mooroolbark will be closed from May 2020 to 2022.
Red Earth Community Park, Mooroolbark – pedestrian and cyclist path detour
The pedestrian and cyclist path in the Red Earth Community Park will be closed from early May 2020 until 2022.
Mooroolbark Station – car park closure
From Monday 29 June a section of the western car park at Mooroolbark Station will close.
Manchester Road, Mooroolbark – changed traffic conditions
There will be daytime single lane closures and reduced speed limits on Manchester Road, Mooorolbark between Winyard Drive and Mount View Parade from late July to August 2020.
Lilydale line – buses replace trains
Buses replace trains on the Lilydale line from 9pm Friday 14 August to last service on Sunday 16 August 2020.
Manchester Road, Mooroolbark – single lane closures
Manchester Road, Mooroolbark will have single lane closures near the level crossing from 7pm Friday 14 August to 5am Monday 17 August 2020.
Publications12 Jun 2020
On 2 March 2020, the Minister for Planning designated the project area under section 95 of the Major Transport Projects Facilitation Act 2009 (MTPF Act).25 May 2020
The level crossing at Manchester Road is being removed by building a rail bridge over the road. A new elevated station will be built as part of the project.
Manchester Road, Mooroolbark
Mooroolbark and Lilydale community information sessions – cancelled
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