The level crossings at Maroondah Highway, Lilydale and Manchester Road, Mooroolbark 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
William Street, Lilydale – changed traffic conditions
There will be changed traffic and parking conditions in William Street East and William Street West, Lilydale throughout September 2020. From 7pm Friday 25 September until 5am Monday 28 September William Street East and West will be closed to through traffic.
Lilydale line – buses replace trains
Buses will replace trains between Ringwood and Lilydale stations from 9pm Friday 25 September to last service Sunday 27 September.
Maroondah Highway, Lilydale – lane narrowing
Maroondah Highway, Lilydale will have reduced lane widths near the level crossing from 9pm Friday 25 September to Sunday 27 September.
Melba Avenue, Lilydale – lane closures
Melba Avenue, Lilydale will have traffic management and lane closures in place from 9pm Friday 25 September to Sunday 27 September.
Lilydale Station – western car park closure
The western commuter car park at Lilydale Station will close from Monday 28 September 2020 until 2022.
Manchester Road and Maroondah Highway – August 2020
Excavation works at Manchester Road, Mooroolbark and Maroondah Highway, Lilydale
Works notice – Maroondah Highway, Lilydale site establishment and utility relocations, week commencing Monday 21 September16 Sep 2020
This works alert provides an overview of the construction activities for the Maroondah Highway level crossing removal project that you may notice from the week commencing Monday 21 September 2020.
Works notice – Maroondah Highway, Lilydale site establishment and utility relocations, week commencing Monday 14 September09 Sep 2020
This works alert provides an overview of the construction activities for the Maroondah Highway level crossing removal project that you may notice from the week commencing Monday 14 September 2020.
Maroondah Highway, Lilydale
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.