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
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 until 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 – level crossing and lane closures
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.
Manchester Road, Mooroolbark – western pedestrian crossing closure
The western pedestrian crossing over the railway line at Manchester Road will be closed from Tuesday 9 February to Friday 19 February.
Lilydale line – buses replace trains
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.
Manchester Road and Maroondah Highway – December 2020
Progress at Manchester Road, Mooroolbark and Maroondah Highway, Lilydale
Publications13 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.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.
Manchester Road, Mooroolbark
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.