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Level crossing removed

The level crossings at Manchester Road, Mooroolbark and Maroondah Highway, Lilydale are being removed by building rail bridges over the roads.

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 and major construction is now underway.

In December 2020, we released final designs for the new Mooroolbark Station, surrounding precinct and multi-deck car park.

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.


Current works notices

Works notice – remobilising construction sites at Mooroolbark and Lilydale

Current disruptions

May 2020 1588255200 1641041940 to Jan 2022

Cardigan Road Reserve/Brushy Creek Trail, Mooroolbark – pedestrian and cyclist path detour

Pedestrian; Cycling

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BELGRAVE-LILYDALE

The pedestrian and cyclist path in Brush Park, Mooroolbark will be closed from May 2020 to 2022.

May 2020 1588255200 1641041940 to Jan 2022

Red Earth Community Park, Mooroolbark – pedestrian and cyclist path detour

Pedestrian; Cycling

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BELGRAVE-LILYDALE

The pedestrian and cyclist path in the Red Earth Community Park will be closed from early May 2020 until 2022.

14 Aug 2020 1597327200 1641041940 to Jan 2022

Brushy Creek Trail, Mooroolbark – pedestrian and cyclist path detour

Pedestrian; Cycling

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BELGRAVE-LILYDALE

A section of the Brushy Creek Trail, west of Manchester Road, Mooroolbark, will be closed from Friday 14 August 2020 to 2022.

21 Aug 2020 1597932000 1672491540 to Dec 2022

Mooroolbark Station – car park closure

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BELGRAVE-LILYDALE

Mooroolbark Station car park will close from Friday 21 August to 2022. Accessible parking will be relocated to Station Street from Monday 26 October.

23 Nov 2020 1606050000 1654091940 to Jun 2022

Manchester Road, Mooroolbark – eastern pedestrian crossing closure

Pedestrian

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BELGRAVE-LILYDALE

The pedestrian crossing over the railway line to the east of Manchester Road (on the station side) will be closed from Monday 23 November 2020 to mid 2022.

07 Dec 2020 1607259600 1646139540 to Mar 2022

Mooroolbark Station – bus interchange and taxi rank changes

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BELGRAVE-LILYDALE

The existing bus interchange at Mooroolbark Station is closed from Monday 7 December 2020 to early 2022.

09 Feb 2021 1612789200 1612789200

Manchester Road, Mooroolbark – level crossing and lane closures

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BELGRAVE-LILYDALE

There will be various lane and road closures on Manchester Road at the level crossing (near Mooroolbark Station) between Tuesday 9 February and Saturday 20 February.

09 Feb 2021 1612789200 1613739540 to 19 Feb 2021

Manchester Road, Mooroolbark – western pedestrian crossing closure

Pedestrian

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BELGRAVE-LILYDALE

The western pedestrian crossing over the railway line at Manchester Road will be closed from Tuesday 9 February to Friday 19 February.

09 Feb 2021 1612789200 1613653140 to 18 Feb 2021

Lilydale line – buses replace trains

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BELGRAVE-LILYDALE

Buses replace trains on the Lilydale line between Ringwood and Lilydale stations from 9pm Tuesday 9 February to the last service on Thursday 18 February.

News

Matted Flax-lily conservation at Manchester Road

Matted Flax-lily conservation at Manchester Road

14 Jan 2021
Vibrant new transport hub for Mooroolbark

Vibrant new transport hub for Mooroolbark

15 Dec 2020

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Publications

Works notice – remobilising construction sites at Mooroolbark and Lilydale

13 Jan 2021

An overview of current and upcoming changes to the way you travel and the construction activities planned on the Manchester Rd and Maroondah Hwy level crossing removal projects from Wednesday 13 Jan.

Works notice – Manchester Road upcoming construction blitz

09 Dec 2020

This works alert provides an overview of our planned construction blitz and changes to the way you will travel in the area between Friday 11 December and Monday 21 December 2020.

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Manchester Road, Mooroolbark

Current events

Mooroolbark and Lilydale community information sessions – cancelled

Based on current health advice our upcoming Mooroolbark and Lilydale community info sessions have been cancelled. There are a number of ways you can still engage with us. Find out more here.

21 Mar 2020

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