|Funding Program:||Investment Road and Rail Program
|Expected Start/Finish:||Late 2017 - Late 2020
|Estimated Project Cost:||$280,000,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$97,000,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Campaspe Shire Council
The project will construct a new road crossing over the Campaspe River and Murray River at Echuca-Moama and connect the Murray Valley Highway at Echuca in Victoria with the Cobb Highway at Moama in NSW. The project will include construction of a new roundabout on, and upgrade of, Warren Street in Echuca; construction of a new bridge over the Campaspe River and a new bridge over the Murray River; and construction of a new two-lane, two-way singe road that includes sufficent land acquisition to provide for a future four-lane divided road.
The project is expected to deliver the following benefits:
- provide a new road connection over the Campaspe River and Murray River;
- reduce reliance on the existing bridge over the Campaspe River and Murray River;
- improve access to services and employment in Echuca and Moama;
- facilitate continuing growth in Echuca and Moama;
- reduce traffic congestion;
- improve travel times;
- improve vehicle and pedestrian safety;
- reduce environmental emissions;
- improve freight efficiency and interstate trade;
- reduce freight operating costs;
- allow heavy vehicle operators to select more appropriate vehicle configurations;
- improve response times for emergency services;
- increase commercial and tourism opportunities; and
- improve local amenity.
The estimated cost of the project is $280 million. The Australian Government is contributing $97 million, the Victorian Government $96 million and the New South Wales Government $87 million.
Construction commenced on 30 October 2017 and is expected to be completed in late 2020.
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Project details last updated: 8/11/2017