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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 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.


Current works notices

Works notice - Manchester Road Bridge foundations and rail signalling works, week commencing Monday 26 October

Works notice - Manchester Road changes to car parking, week commencing Monday 26 October

Works notice – Manchester Road service relocations, week commencing Monday 19 October

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.

26 Oct 2020 1603630800 1603889940 to 28 Oct 2020

Manchester Road, Mooroolbark – car park closures

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BELGRAVE-LILYDALE

Up to 12 car park spots will be closed in the 43 – 53 Manchester Road car park from Monday 26 October to Wednesday 28 October.

04 Nov 2020 1604408400 1604408400

Manchester Road, Mooroolbark – road closure

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BELGRAVE-LILYDALE

Manchester Road, Mooroolbark will be closed in both directions at the level crossing for up to 20 minutes on Wednesday 4 November between 9am and 3pm.

15 Nov 2020 1605358800 1605790740 to 19 Nov 2020

Belgrave and Lilydale lines – buses replace trains

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BELGRAVE-LILYDALE

Buses will replace trains between Blackburn, Belgrave and Lilydale stations from Sunday 15 November to Thursday 19 November, from 9pm to last service each night.

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Works notice – Manchester Road changes to car parking, week commencing Monday 26 October

21 Oct 2020

This works alert provides an overview of the construction activities for the Manchester Road level crossing removal project that you may notice from week commencing Monday 26 October 2020.

Works notice – Manchester Road Bridge foundations and rail signalling works, week commencing Monday 26 October

21 Oct 2020

This works alert provides an overview of the construction activities for the Manchester Road level crossing removal project that you may notice from week commencing Monday 26 October 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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