|Funding Program:||Investment Road and Rail Program
|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
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.
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
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 2021.
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Project details last updated: 10/09/2018