As part of the largest transport infrastructure project in northern Victoria, we’re building a second Murray River crossing to connect Echuca and Moama to make it quicker and easier for you to travel across the Campaspe and Murray rivers.

Bridge beam deliveries

We’re starting works to build the new bridges over the Murray and Campaspe rivers and the two flood relief bridges. From 20 October 2020 to mid-2021, we’ll be delivering and installing 125 steel and concrete beams for all four bridges.

There’ll be up to six deliveries each day between Kilmore and Echuca-Moama. The beams and bridge segments will be delivered with specialist escorts.

Deliveries in Echuca will be via Murray Valley Highway, Warren Street, High Street, Dickson Street, Crofton Street and Scenic Drive in Victoria Park.

Traffic management will in place so we can deliver the beams safely. We’ll avoid truck movements along High, Dickson and Crofton Sts during school pick-up and drop-off times. You may experience delays of up to 10 minutes at key delivery locations.

We’ve included a map of the delivery routes for your information.

EMBP Bridge Beam Haulage Route Map

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Warren Street and Campaspe Esplanade

Improved walking and cycling access on Warren Street

We’ve built a temporary walking and cycling path on the northern side of Warren Street to make it safer and easier for you to get to and from the Port precinct, High Street and Dickson Street, and your local schools and shops while we build Stage 3.

The temporary path will connect to the Campaspe Esplanade and Echuca’s existing walking and cycling path via a new underpass that links both sides of Warren Street and will remain in place until the new permanent path is connected and open in early 2021.

EMBP-Warren-St-Temporary-Pedestrian-Access-Map

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Changes to Forbes Street

We’ve closed Forbes Street at Boundary Road permanently to make way for the new bridge over the Murray River.

The map below shows you how you can find your way around the area.

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Changes to Victoria Park and Scenic Drive access

To prepare for construction of the new river crossing, we’ve changed the way you access Victoria Park and Scenic Drive so we can start major construction for the new bridges over the Campaspe and Murray rivers.

These changes will remain in place until mid-2022.

The map below shows you how you can find your way around the area.

Victoria-Park-Scenic-Dr-access-map

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Campaspe Esplanade permanent closure

To prepare for construction of the new river crossing, we've closed Campaspe Esplanade permanently between Hansen and Warren Streets so we can connect Warren Street to the new bridges over the Campaspe and Murray rivers.

For details about the local traffic detours, see the map below.

Campaspe Esplanade closure

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Update - October 2020

Last month, we ticked off an important milestone with the completion of piling works for the new bridges across the Campaspe and Murray rivers, including the two flood control structures. Since June, we’ve used two piling rigs to drive over 550 piles.

In November, we’ll start installing the first of the large concrete bridge beams over Campaspe River.

What we’re doing and when

Stage 3 This month we’ll:

  • continue building the pile caps and piers, including crosshead beams
  • continue constructing the bridge piers for the Campaspe River bridge
  • deliver and install precast concrete beams for the bridge over Campaspe River
  • continue to bring soil and construction materials into Victoria Park, Echuca and Boundary Road, NSW for the bridges and approach embankments.

Stage 4 In Moama we’ll:

  • continue relocating Moama’s raw water supply main and underground electrical and communication services.

All works will take place from 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday and 7am to 1pm, Saturdays.

The timing of these works may change depending on weather and ground conditions. Some works may need to be undertaken at night. If this needs to happen, we’ll let you know in advance.

Traffic changes

From October 2020 to mid-2021, we’ll transport and install 125 large precast concrete beams to build your new bridges.

During this time, you may notice more trucks and light utility vehicles on local roads, as well as changes to parking zones. We’ll let you know about these changes before they happen. Some access points into Victoria Park (including via Scenic Drive) and at the end of Crofton Street may be temporarily closed during busy construction periods.

Please take extra care when driving, cycling or walking near these busy areas and observe any traffic management and directional signage in place.

For the latest traffic updates, please visit bigbuild.vic.gov.au.

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