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.

Update - September 2021

Works are continuing on the Echuca-Moama Bridge Project.

Stage 3

Construction of the new bridge over the Murray River is well underway and we’ve cast more than 30 of the 43 concrete bridge segments that will span the waterway, connecting Victoria and NSW.

In September, we’ll:

  • continue building the main bridge span over the Murray River
  • install concrete barriers and pour concrete for the approach span in Moama
  • finish installing barriers on the bridge over the Campaspe River in Echuca.
Stage 4

We’ve completed the connection of new stormwater pipes to Francis Street. We’ve also finished the temporary widening works, which included shifting traffic lanes for the Cobb Highway and Perricoota Road intersection.

In September, we’ll continue:

  • installing the new stormwater pipes along Perricoota Road
  • works to complete the access to the Moama Marketplace loading dock
  • constructing the new Meninya Street intersection.

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

Out of hours works

Some works may need to be undertaken out-of-hours. If this is happening near you, we'll let you know in advance.

The timing of these works may change depending on weather and site conditions.

Traffic changes

Local access changes in Moama

So we can safely build the new bridge and connections into Moama, all public traffic access to Boundary Road will remain closed.

While works on these local roads continue, there'll also be temporary closures affecting the pedestrian refuges on Meninya Street, Cobb Highway, Perricoota Road, and the slip lane turning left into Perricoota Road.

During construction we expect a higher level of traffic at this intersection between 8.00am to 9.30am and 2.30pm to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday. We encourage you to plan your journey in advance and allow extra travel time.

We’ll continue to keep you updated on any changes to pedestrian access around our work zones. Pedestrians and cyclists can access Moama Marketplace and Cemetery Road via the signposted paths on Boundary Road. Please take extra care and always follow the directions of traffic controllers while work is underway.

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

EMBP Boundary Rd Access Map

View a larger version of the map (PDF, 144.3 KB).

Changes for river users

Until early November 2021, there’ll be changes in place on the Murray River and near the Victoria Park boat ramp.

Vessel operators are advised to exercise caution when navigating and to pay attention to signage and buoyage near our works. Transport for NSW (Maritime) has introduced a four (4) knot speed limit while these changes are in place.

For more information about these changes, please contact the Transport for NSW (Maritime Infoline) on 131 236 from 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday, or 8.30am to 4.30pm on weekends and public holidays.

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 connects to the 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 opened in 2021.

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

View a larger version of the map (PDF, 135.5 KB).

Changes to Victoria Park and Scenic Drive access

For the 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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