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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 overseeing the removal of 75 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne by 2025.


Current works notices

Works notice – Maroondah Highway, Lilydale, mid May works

Works notice – Maroondah Highway, Lilydale bridge foundations and rail signalling works

Works notice – Maroondah Highway, Lilydale, late April and May works

Current disruptions

28 Sep 2020 1601215200 1672491540 to Dec 2022

Lilydale Station – western car park closure

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BELGRAVE-LILYDALE

The western commuter car park at Lilydale Station will close from Monday 28 September 2020 until 2022.

Oct 2020 1602680400 1656683940 to Jul 2022

William Street East, Lilydale – car park closure

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BELGRAVE-LILYDALE

Car parking will be removed from William Street East, by Lilydale High School from mid October 2020 to early 2022.

13 Nov 2020 1605186000 1672491540 to Dec 2022

Maroondah Highway, Lilydale – pedestrian crossing closure

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BELGRAVE-LILYDALE

The Maroondah Highway, Lilydale pedestrian crossing will close on the side connecting William Street East and West on Friday 13 November.

25 Nov 2020 1606222800 1669899540 to Dec 2022

John Street, Lilydale – pedestrian crossing relocation

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BELGRAVE-LILYDALE

The pedestrian crossing near the roundabout on John Street will be relocated from Wednesday 25 November 2020 to the end of 2022.

30 Nov 2020 1606654800 1672491540 to Dec 2022

John Street, Lilydale – footpath closure

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LILYDALE LINE

The northern pedestrian footpath underneath the John Street, Lilydale rail bridge will be closed from Monday 30 November 2020 to late 2022.

01 Jan 2021 1609419600 1641041940 to Jan 2022

William Street East and West, Lilydale – changed traffic conditions

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BELGRAVE-LILYDALE

Changed traffic conditions will be in place at William Street East and West, Lilydale from January 2021 to 2022. Intermittently closed from Monday 10 May to Friday 11 June.

10 May 2021 1620568800 1621000740 to 14 May 2021

Maroondah Highway, Lilydale – intermittent road closures

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BELGRAVE-LILYDALE

Maroondah Highway service road (on the Bunnings side) will have intermittent closures at the exit to Maroondah Highway from 9pm Monday 10 May to 7am Friday 14 May for up to 2 hours per day.

10 May 2021 1620568800 1621951140 to 25 May 2021

Belgrave and Lilydale lines – buses replace trains

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BELGRAVE-LILYDALE

Buses replace trains on sections of the Belgrave and Lilydale lines throughout May.

10 May 2021 1620568800 1621951140 to 25 May 2021

John Street, Lilydale – lane closure

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BELGRAVE-LILYDALE

There will be a lane closure in place on John Street from 7am Monday 10 May to 7pm Tuesday 25 May.

12 May 2021 1620817200 1622404800 to 31 May 2021

Manchester Road, Mooroolbark – overnight road closures

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Manchester Road will have full overnight closures at the level crossing at times in May

Sep 2021 1630418400 1630418400

Lilydale Station closure

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Lilydale Station will close for up to six weeks from September 2021.

News

Full steam ahead for Lilydale with crossheads installed

Full steam ahead for Lilydale with crossheads installed

14 May 2021
Boom gates gone early, new stations open by Christmas

Boom gates gone early, new stations open by Christmas

03 May 2021

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Publications

Works notice – Maroondah Highway, Lilydale, mid May works

12 May 2021

This works alert provides an overview of the construction activities and changes to the way you travel from Monday 17 May 2021.

Works notice – Maroondah Highway, Lilydale, works week commencing May 10

06 May 2021

This works notice covers upcoming construction activities and changes to the way you travel from the week commencing May 10.

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Maroondah Highway, Lilydale

Current events

Maroondah Highway, Lilydale level crossing removal community walks

Join us every third Monday of the month for a 25-minute site tour with the Maroondah Highway Level Crossing Removal Project team.

15 Mar 2021

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Maroondah Highway community viewing sessions

Come see the first bridge structure pieces arriving at Maroondah Highway, Lilydale.

10 May 2021

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