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 - Feb 2021

We’re now building a second river crossing to connect Echuca and Moama, making it quicker and easier for you to travel across the Campaspe and Murray rivers.

What we’re doing and when

Stage 3

In Echuca and Moama, we’ll:

  • continue earthworks and complete forming the soil embankments near Victoria Park and Warren Street, Echuca
  • continue concrete pours as we build and complete the piers and pier heads on both sides of the Murray River
  • start assembling the form traveller system to build the main bridge span across the Murray River
  • continue constructing the Campaspe River bridge deck
  • deliver and install super-tee beams in Echuca and in Moama
  • continue delivering materials and equipment, including concrete for pier works.

Stage 4

In Moama we’ll:

  • continue installing new underground electrical and communication services
  • start construction work in Lions Park for the new intersection at Meninya Street and Boundary Road
  • continue building a new delivery access road to the Woolworths at Moama Market Place.

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

Out of hours works

From now until March there will be out-of-hours works on the project. The timing of these works may change depending on weather and site conditions, including early morning or late evening concrete pours for the bridges.

These concrete pours are required to be done during the cooler parts of the day. The majority of the pours will be done early in the mornings, between 5am -7am. If this needs to happen near you, we’ll let you know in advance.

Bridge beam deliveries

From now until mid-2021 we’re continuing to transport and install the concrete beams to build the new bridges. There’ll be up to three  deliveries each day between Kilmore and Echuca-Moama. The beams will be delivered with specialist escorts using trucks and trailers up to 57  metres long and 4.4 metres wide.

In Echuca, the beams will now be delivered to our construction site in Victoria Park via the Murray Valley Highway, High, Dickson and Crofton streets. Deliveries in Moama will be via Barmah Bridge, Barmah Road, and the Cobb Highway.

Video

The final beam is now installed on the new bridge over the Campaspe River.
Traffic changes

We’ll have traffic management in place so we can deliver the beams safely. We’ll avoid truck movements along High, Dickson and Crofton streets 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 on the Victorian side below. Boundary Road in Moama is now permanently closed at Meninya Street.

For the latest traffic updates, please visit Victoria's Big Build.

Haulage 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 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

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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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