Full steam ahead for the new Echuca-Moama Bridge
Construction on the vital second Murray River crossing is a step closer, following McConnell Dowell Constructors (Australia) Pty Ltd being awarded the contract to deliver Stage 3 of the Echuca-Moama Bridge Project.
Stage 3 includes:
- a new road north of the new Warren Street roundabout in Echuca with one lane in each direction
- new bridges over the Campaspe and Murray rivers
- two new flood relief bridges
- a new separated walking and cycling path, providing a safe and scenic link between Echuca and Moama via Warren Street.
The new Murray River crossing will provide drivers with an alternative to the existing bridge which transports around 20,000 vehicles each day, including 1,500 trucks and heavy vehicles.
This new connection between Echuca and Moama will take thousands of vehicles off the existing Murray River Bridge and better link Victoria and NSW.
The bridge will also improve cross-river access for emergency services and support high productivity freight vehicles, improving freight access through northern Victoria and southern NSW.
With one lane in each direction, the new bridges will meet traffic demands for decades to come. However, we’ve planned for the future, with a design that allows for additional lanes to be added when demand is needed.
Major works are planned to get underway in early 2020 with the project expected to be completed in 2022.
The $323.7 million Echuca-Moama Bridge Project is jointly funded by the Australian, Victorian and NSW governments, with Stages 1, 2 and 3 being delivered by Major Road Projects Victoria and Stage 4 being delivered by NSW Roads and Maritime Services.
Stage 1 was completed in mid-2018, and Stage 2 is due to be completed in late 2019.
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