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Level crossing removed

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 disruptions

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John and William streets, Lilydale – changed traffic conditions

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There will be changed traffic conditions on John and William streets in Lilydale throughout July.


Your new Mooroolbark and Lilydale station precincts

Your new Mooroolbark and Lilydale station precincts

27 May 2020
Early works begin on Manchester Road and Maroondah Highway level crossing removals

Early works begin on Manchester Road and Maroondah Highway level crossing removals

08 May 2020

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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 Lilydale Station

25 May 2020

The level crossing at Maroondah Highway is being removed by building a rail bridge over the road. A new elevated station will be built as part of the project.


Maroondah Highway, Lilydale

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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.

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