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
Lilydale Station – western car park closure
The western commuter car park at Lilydale Station will close from Monday 28 September 2020 until 2022.
John Street, Lilydale – lane closures
There will be intermittent lane closures on John Street, Lilydale from Monday 12 October to December 2020.
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.
William Street East and West, Lilydale – changed traffic conditions
Traffic movement on William Street East and West will change permanently, becoming one-way streets from Thursday 5 November to December 2020.
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 - temporary lane closures
John Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction from Monday 23 November to Friday 11 December.
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.
William Street East/John Street, Lilydale – intersection closure
The intersection of William Street East and John Street, at the roundabout, will be closed from Monday 7 December to Friday 11 December.
Lilydale line – buses replace trains
Buses will replace trains on the Lilydale line between Ringwood and Lilydale stations from 9pm Friday 11 December to the last service on Sunday 20 December.
Maroondah Highway, Lilydale – road closure
Maroondah Highway will be closed at the Lilydale Station level crossing from 9pm Friday 11 December to 7am Saturday 12 December.
Maroondah Highway, Lilydale – single lane closures
There will be single lane closures on Maroondah Highway in both directions from 7am Saturday 12 December until Monday 21 December.
Publications20 Nov 2020
This works alert provides an overview of current and upcoming changes to the way you travel and the construction activities planned from the week commencing Monday 23 November 2020.
Works notice – Maroondah Highway site establishment and utility relocations, week commencing Monday 16 November11 Nov 2020
This works alert provides an overview of the construction activities for the Maroondah Highway level crossing removal project that you may notice from week commencing Monday 16 November 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.