Contract awarded to build Moama intersections as part of Bridge Project
23 October 2019
The new Echuca-Moama Bridge is one step closer after a contract was awarded to upgrade the Cobb Highway, Meninya Street and Perricoota Road intersections at Moama.
Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Roads and Infrastructure Chris Gulaptis said the NSW Government is getting on with the job of delivering this important upgrade to provide a key link to a safer and more efficient crossing of the Murray River between Moama in NSW and Echuca in Victoria.
"The Echuca-Moama Bridge is used every day by so many people, both commuters and freight operators, and they've been crying out for upgrades to improve safety and reliability, so it's really exciting that we're one step closer to delivering that," Mr Gulaptis said.
"The Liberals and Nationals in Government are working together with our Federal counterparts and the Victorian Government to deliver for the people of regional NSW."
Tenders were called in April this year to build the $13 million Moama intersections for the $320 million Echuca-Moama Bridge project, jointly funded by the Australian, NSW and Victoria government.
Excell Gray Bruni was selected to build the intersections after a competitive tender process.
Impacts to traffic and surrounding residents will be fully considered at every stage of construction, with some work proposed to be carried out at night to avoid disruptions to road users.
Work on the NSW intersections is expected to start in December and be completed in August 2021, with the new Murray River crossing expected to be completed in 2022.
The project is being carried out in partnership with Major Road Projects Victoria, which is managing the first three stages of the project.
The Murray Valley Highway and Warren Street intersection upgrade in Echuca was completed in mid-2018 as stage one of the project.
The Warren Street upgrade, part of stage two, is almost complete, while the new bridge over the Campaspe and Murray rivers, stage three of the project, is anticipated to start in early 2020.
For more information, visit the Echuca-Moama Bridge project webpage.