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Echuca - Moama Bridge

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:October 2017 - Late 2021
Estimated Project Cost:$280,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$97,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Campaspe Shire Council
State:VIC

Project Description

The project will construct a new road bridge 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 the Murray Valley Highway, the upgrade of Warren Street in Echuca, construction of four new flood relief bridges over the Campaspe River and the Murray River; and construction of a new four-lane carriageway.

Benefits

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
  • improve local amenity

Funding

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.

Timetable

Construction commenced on 30 October 2017 and is expected to be completed in late 2021.

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Project details last updated: 10/09/2018