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 – car park closures
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.
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.
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.
Maroondah Highway, Lilydale – lane closure
Maroondah Highway is reduced to a single traffic lane across the level crossing until Friday 10 September 2021.
Lilydale lines – buses replace trains
Buses replace trains between Ringwood and Lilydale stations from 8.30pm Friday 6 August to last service Sunday 8 August.
Lilydale line – buses replace trains
Buses replace trains on the Lilydale line between Ringwood and Lilydale stations from 8.30pm Friday 10 September to last service Sunday 24 October.
Lilydale Station closure
Lilydale Station will close from Saturday 11 September to Sunday 24 October.
Manchester Road, Mooroolbark and Maroondah Highway, Lilydale – L-beam gallery
L-beam installation at Manchester Road and Maroondah Highway.
Publications28 Jul 2021
This works notice provides an overview of our planned construction activities and changes to the way you will travel in the area in the week commencing Monday 2 August 2021.21 Jul 2021
This works alert provides an overview of our planned construction activities and changes to the way you will travel in the area from Monday 26 July 2021.
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.