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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 disruptions

May 2020 1588255200 1641041940 to Jan 2022

Brushy Creek Trail, Mooroolbark – pedestrian and cyclist path detour

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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.

29 Jun 2020 1593352800 1596203940 to Jul 2020

Mooroolbark Station – car park closure

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BELGRAVE-LILYDALE

From Monday 29 June a section of the western car park at Mooroolbark Station will close.

Jul 2020 1594562400 1597672740 to Aug 2020

Manchester Road, Mooroolbark – changed traffic conditions

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BELGRAVE-LILYDALE

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.

14 Aug 2020 1597327200 1597586340 to 16 Aug 2020

Lilydale line – buses replace trains

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LILYDALE LINE

Buses replace trains on the Lilydale line from 9pm Friday 14 August to last service on Sunday 16 August 2020.

14 Aug 2020 1597327200 1597672740 to 17 Aug 2020

Manchester Road, Mooroolbark – single lane closures

Road; Pedestrian

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LILYDALE LINE

Manchester Road, Mooroolbark will have single lane closures near the level crossing from 7pm Friday 14 August to 5am Monday 17 August 2020.

News

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Help design the Mooroolbark commemorative wall

16 Jul 2020
Digging up the past at Mooroolbark

Digging up the past at Mooroolbark

05 Jun 2020

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Publications

Manchester Road and Maroondah Highway – Project Area Designation

12 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).

Your new Mooroolbark Station

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.

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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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