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We're removing 10 more level crossings by 2025, bringing the total to 85 level crossings gone for good.

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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 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 has been one collision and five near misses across these two sites in the past ten years.

Early works started in May 2020 and major construction is now underway.

In December 2020, we released final designs for the new Lilydale Station and surrounding precinct.

Both level crossings will be gone by late 2021.

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On behalf of the Victorian Government, the Level Crossing Removal Project is removing 85 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne by 2025.


Health and safety

The Maroondah Highway level crossing removal project has been designated a critical state infrastructure project under the latest restrictions. Work is continuing safely with strict COVIDSafe plans in place and we continue to comply with all directions from the Chief Health Officer.

We are managing the number of staff attending our worksites, as well as implementing preventative measures to ensure community safety. Safety measures across the site include temperature screening, additional protective equipment including masks, daily health screening of workers, enhanced cleaning, staggered shifts and break times, and physical distancing. For more information about coronavirus (COVID-19) visit the Coronavirus website.


Current works notices

Works notice - Maroondah Highway Level Crossing Removal Project constructions blitz

Works notice – Maroondah Highway Construction Blitz September to October 2021

Works notice – Maroondah Highway upcoming construction blitz reminder

Works notice – Maroondah Highway, Lilydale early September works

Works notice – Maroondah Highway, Lilydale September construction blitz

Works notice – Maroondah Highway, upcoming construction blitz


Current disruptions

28 Sep 2020 1601215200 1672491540 to Dec 2022

Lilydale Station – car park closures

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BELGRAVE-LILYDALE

The western commuter car park at Lilydale Station will close from Monday 28 September 2020 until 2022. Up to 100 car spaces will be closed in the eastern car park from Saturday 10 July to Friday 10 September 2021.

30 Nov 2020 1606654800 1635166740 to 25 Oct 2021

Maroondah Highway, Lilydale – pedestrian crossing closure

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LILYDALE LINE

The pedestrian crossings over the rail line at Maroondah Highway will be closed until Monday 25 October, with various detours in place.

10 Sep 2021 1631196000 1635598800 to Oct 2021

Lilydale Station closure

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Lilydale Station is closed until further notice to allow for the removal of the Maroondah Highway level crossing and the construction of the new station building.

10 Sep 2021 1631196000 1635613200 to Oct 2021

Lilydale line – buses replace trains

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BELGRAVE-LILYDALE

While we update construction timelines, buses continue to replace trains between Ringwood and Lilydale until further notice.

10 Sep 2021 1631196000 1635166740 to 25 Oct 2021

William Street, Lilydale – road closure

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William Street East and West will be closed from Friday 10 September to Monday 25 October.

10 Sep 2021 1631196000 1635080340 to 24 Oct 2021

Ringwood Station – car parking closures

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Train driver facilities will be temporarily relocated to a section of the Ringwood Station car park from Friday 10 September to Sunday 24 October due to the Lilydale Station closure.

10 Sep 2021 1631196000 1635080340 to 24 Oct 2021

Lilydale Station – taxi rank relocation

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LILYDALE LINE

The taxi rank and 5 accessible parks have been relocated to the service lane (opposite The Professionals) on Maroondah Highway from Friday 10 September to Sunday 24 October.

10 Sep 2021 1631196000 1635080340 to 24 Oct 2021

Lilydale bus delays

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Passengers on Bus routes 663, 670, 673, 676, 677, 679, 680, 683, 684, 685 and Telebus 1 should allow an extra 15 minutes travel time due to detours at the Maroondah Highway level crossing from Friday 10 September to Sunday 24 October.

10 Sep 2021 1631271600 1635706800 to 01 Nov 2021

Maroondah Highway and John Street, Lilydale – road closure

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Maroondah Highway and John Street, Lilydale, will be closed at the rail line from 9pm Friday 10 September until 6am Monday 1 November. Detours are in place via Cave Hill Road, Beresford Road, Gardiner Street and Anderson Street.

News

Manchester Road and Maroondah Highway boom gates gone for good

Manchester Road and Maroondah Highway boom gates gone for good

14 Sep 2021
Major construction blitz in September at Manchester Road and Maroondah Highway

Major construction blitz in September at Manchester Road and Maroondah Highway

05 Aug 2021

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Publications

Works notice – Maroondah Highway Level crossing removal project construction blitz

13 Oct 2021

Works are continuing safely on Maroondah Highway Level Crossing Removal Project with COVIDSafe plans in place to help protect workers and the community.

Works notice – Maroondah Highway construction blitz, September to October 2021

20 Sep 2021

This works alert provides an overview of our upcoming construction blitz and changes to the way you will travel in September and October.

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Maroondah Highway, Lilydale

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