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 has been one collision and five near misses across these two sites in the past ten years
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. For regular information about the progress of this project, sign up for email updates.
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
Cardigan Road Reserve/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 to 2022.
Brushy Creek Trail, Mooroolbark – pedestrian and cyclist path detour
A section of the Brushy Creek Trail, west of Manchester Road, Mooroolbark, will be closed from Friday 14 August 2020 to 2022.
Mooroolbark Station – car park closure
Mooroolbark Station car park will close from Friday 21 August to 2022. Accessible parking will be relocated to Station Street from Monday 26 October.
Manchester Road, Mooroolbark – eastern pedestrian crossing closure
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.
Mooroolbark Station – bus interchange and taxi rank changes
The existing bus interchange at Mooroolbark Station is closed from Monday 7 December 2020 to early 2022.
Manchester Road, Mooroolbark – intermittent lane closures
There will be intermittent southbound (travelling from Chirnside Park towards Kilsyth) and northbound single lane closures on Manchester Road throughout March.
Manchester Road, Mooroolbark – March 2021
Progress photos on the Manchester Road Level Crossing Removal Project.
Publications14 Apr 2021
This works alert provides an overview of current and upcoming changes to the way you travel and the construction activities planned from the week commencing Monday 19 April 2021.17 Mar 2021
Current and upcoming changes to the way you travel and the construction activities planned on the Manchester Road Level Crossing Removal Project from the week commencing Monday 22 March.
Manchester Road, Mooroolbark
Manchester Road, Mooroolbark level crossing removal community walks
Join us every third Monday of the month for a 25-minute site tour with the Manchester Road Level Crossing Removal Project team.