Echuca-Moama Bridge project

Roads and Maritime Services and VicRoads are building a second Murray River crossing to connect Echuca and Moama. The $280 million project is being funded by the Australian, Victorian and NSW governments.

In March 2016 the Victorian Minister for Planning approved the Echuca-Moama Bridge project under the Environment Effects Act. The project was approved in NSW in April 2016.

This approval allowed Roads and Maritime and VicRoads to finalise development of the preferred Mid-West option for the bridge route, which will connect the Murray Valley Highway and Warren Street at Echuca with the Cobb Highway at Perricoota Road in Moama.

The bridge and Victorian intersection works are being project managed by VicRoads with support from Roads and Maritime. Roads and Maritime is project managing the Moama intersection works.

Updates and announcements

EPBC commitments

An offset management plan for impacts to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC Act) listed Grey Box Grassy Woodland and Derived Native Grassland of South Eastern Australia has been prepared. View it at the VicRoads website.

Latest news

VicRoads awarded the contract to build a new roundabout at the Murray Valley Highway and Warren Street intersection to RE Civil Pty Ltd, of Echuca, in July 2017. Work on stage one of the project started in October 2017 and is on track to be completed by mid-2018.

It is anticipated that VicRoads will announce the successful contractor for stage two of the project – the upgrade of Warren Street – in mid 2018, with work to start shortly after.

Preliminary design tasks are under way for the new Murray River crossing as part of stage three of the project. Design development is expected to take about six months and will be followed by tendering for construction.

Roads and Maritime’s designs for stage four of the project – Cobb Highway connection into the new bridge road – continue to progress, with construction due to start in 2019.

For more information about this project visit the VicRoads website.

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