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
Lilydale Station – western car park closure
The western commuter car park at Lilydale Station will close from Monday 28 September 2020 until 2022.
William Street East, Lilydale – car park closure
Car parking will be removed from William Street East, by Lilydale High School from mid October 2020 to early 2022.
Maroondah Highway, Lilydale – pedestrian crossing closure
The Maroondah Highway, Lilydale pedestrian crossing will close on the side connecting William Street East and West on Friday 13 November.
John Street, Lilydale – pedestrian crossing relocation
The pedestrian crossing near the roundabout on John Street will be relocated from Wednesday 25 November 2020 to the end of 2022.
John Street, Lilydale – footpath closure
The northern pedestrian footpath underneath the John Street, Lilydale rail bridge will be closed from Monday 30 November 2020 to late 2022.
William Street East and West, Lilydale – changed traffic conditions
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.
Maroondah Highway, Lilydale – intermittent road closures
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.
Belgrave and Lilydale lines – buses replace trains
Buses replace trains on sections of the Belgrave and Lilydale lines throughout May.
John Street, Lilydale – lane closure
There will be a lane closure in place on John Street from 7am Monday 10 May to 7pm Tuesday 25 May.
Manchester Road, Mooroolbark – overnight road closures
Manchester Road will have full overnight closures at the level crossing at times in May
Lilydale Station closure
Lilydale Station will close for up to six weeks from September 2021.
Manchester Road and Maroondah Highway – February 2021
Laying foundations at Manchester Road, Mooroolbark and Maroondah Highway, Lilydale
Publications12 May 2021
This works alert provides an overview of the construction activities and changes to the way you travel from Monday 17 May 2021.06 May 2021
This works notice covers upcoming construction activities and changes to the way you travel from the week commencing May 10.
Maroondah Highway, Lilydale
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.
Maroondah Highway community viewing sessions
Come see the first bridge structure pieces arriving at Maroondah Highway, Lilydale.