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 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.
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 Friday 11 December 2020 to 2022.
Manchester Road and Maroondah Highway – February 2021
Laying foundations at Manchester Road, Mooroolbark and Maroondah Highway, Lilydale
Publications18 Feb 2021
Upcoming bridge foundations works as part of the Maroondah Highway, Lilydale level crossing removal project.29 Jan 2021
This works alert provides an overview of our planned construction blitz and changes to the way you will travel in the area between Tuesday 9 February and Friday 19 February 2021.