The Manchester Road, Mooroolbark, Maroondah Highway and Lilydale level crossings will be removed months ahead of schedule, and two new train stations in the Melbourne suburbs of Mooroolbark and Lilydale will open early.
Both constructions are set to be completed before Christmas, well ahead of schedule due to an intensive period of construction. Both constructions will cause the Mooroolbark and Lilydale stations to close.
Road disruptions will also occur from mid July, with buses replacing trains between Ringwood and Lilydale for a one-week duration in July.
Construction on the boom gates removal was set to be completed by 2022, however the construction blitz will replace staged closures and delays around the stations, allowing both areas to be fully operational before the Christmas influx.
Both station buildings are also being prefabricated off site, reducing potentially more than three months of work to just two weeks.
A new multi-deck complex will also be constructed at the Mooroolbark station, doubling the capacity of car parking at the station to more than 900 spots.
The Victorian Government is removing 75 level crossings by 2025, with 46 around the state already being removed.