Echuca-Moama Bridge project

Transport for NSW and Major Road Projects Victoria have finished building a second Murray River crossing to connect Echuca and Moama. The bridge opened to traffic in April 2022. The $323.7 million project was funded by the Australian, Victorian and NSW governments.

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JUN 2022

JUN 2022Noise treatment work inspections to start

Transport for NSW is planning to start noise treatment work at some businesses and residences in Moama’s Francis Street.

The project follows consultation with property owners last year around the installation of traffic lights at the Cobb Highway intersection as part of the Echuca-Moama Bridge project.

Transport has appointed a contractor to carry out the noise treatment work.

Project Manager with Master Building Solutions Pty Ltd, Michael Comito, and noise advisory consultant, James Dunstan, will be in contact soon to book a site inspection.

Inspections and pre-work checks are planned to start mid-July with physical work to follow after materials are ordered and delivered to site.

Transport expects work to be finished in November 2022, weather permitting and subject to availability of materials.

Property owners will be kept updated if this schedule changes.

Any questions on the project can be directed to Project Manager Nirupa Widyaratne on 0408 182 402 or by emailing nirupa.widyaratne@transport.nsw.gov.au

MAY 2022

MAY 2022The new Echuca-Moama Bridge has been completed

The new Echuca-Moama Bridge has been completed and opened to traffic on Monday 11 April 2022.

The first vehicles crossed the bridge after a media event to mark the opening. The community got its chance to see the new bridge at a community event the day before on 10 April when more than 8000 people took the opportunity to walk across the new river crossing.

Some final minor work will continue around the site until mid-2022.

The project was built in four stages:

  • Murray Valley Highway and Warren Street roundabout (Victoria, completed in mid-2018)
  • Warren Street upgrades (completed November 2019)
  • New road and bridges over the Campaspe and Murray rivers (linking NSW and Victoria, completed April 2022)
  • The ‘Moama intersection upgrade’ - upgrades to the Cobb Highway, Meninya Street and Perricoota Road intersections (NSW) (open to traffic April 2022, landscaping and minor work continuing to mid-2022).

The bridge and Victorian intersection work was project managed by Major Road Projects Victoria with support from Transport for NSW. The Moama intersection upgrade was managed by Transport.

Echuca-Moama’s rich Indigenous history is celebrated as new Murray River and Campaspe River bridges given traditional local Aboriginal names

The new Murray River bridge has been named Dhungala Bridge and the new Campaspe River bridge is known as Yakoa Bridge – with Dhungala and Yakoa the respective names in Yorta Yorta language for the Murray and Campaspe rivers.

Cyclists and pedestrians are also among the project’s chief beneficiaries, with 4.9 kilometres of new safe and scenic shared user paths now open for their enjoyment alongside the new river crossing.

More than 400 direct jobs and up to 1100 indirect jobs were created during the project.

Workers clocked more than 640,000 hours to build Stage 3 of the project alone. This includes more than 40,000 hours worked by apprentices, trainees and cadets, which exceeds the project’s Major Projects Skills Guarantee commitment by 25 per cent.

MAR 2022

MAR 2022Final work for Perricoota Road lights

Motorists are advised of changed traffic conditions on the Cobb Highway near Perricoota Road at Moama from Monday 28 March to Saturday 9 April as work progresses on the Moama intersection upgrades.

Road surfacing, traffic island construction and line marking will be carried out in readiness for the new bridge.Work will be carried out between 7am and 6pm weekdays and 8am to 1pm Saturdays. While this work is carried out, traffic through the intersection will be managed by traffic controllers, with short delays of up to five minutes.

FEB 2022

FEB 2022Traffic switch and first phase of lights at Perricoota Road

Motorists are advised of changed traffic conditions on the Cobb Highway near Perricoota Road at Moama from Wednesday 16 February 2022, to adjust the work zone for the continuing Moama intersection upgrades.

Traffic will be diverted to the new lanes next to Moama Marketplace and the first phase of the new traffic lights at Perricoota Road will be turned on.

One lane of the Cobb Highway will be closed for a 130-metre section, north of Cranford Close, for about eight weeks to allow construction of the new road to continue. Portable traffic signals will be used to manage traffic in this location.

Line marking, traffic barriers and site fencing will be adjusted to reflect this change.

Pedestrians will be able to cross Perricoota Road at the new traffic signals. Due to ongoing work at the Perricoota intersection, pedestrians are unable to cross the Cobb Highway at the new intersection and should continue to use the temporary refuge south of the new work.

JUN 2021

JUN 2021Moama intersection upgrades - noise impact assessment

Transport for NSW engaged SLR Consulting Australia Pty Ltd to complete a revised assessment of the operational road traffic noise impacts for this project.

For more information, view the noise impact assessment report (PDF, 2.23Mb).

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Project information

Echuca Moama project map

1. Murray Valley Highway and Warren Street roundabout (Victoria, completed in mid-2018),
2. Warren Street upgrades (Victoria, completed late 2019),
3. New road and bridge.

The new Echuca-Moama Bridge project will be built in four stages:

  1. Murray Valley Highway and Warren Street roundabout (Victoria, completed in mid-2018)
  2. Warren Street upgrades (completed November 2019)
  3. New road and bridges over the Campaspe and Murray Rivers (linking NSW and Victoria, major construction starting early 2020)
  4. Upgrades to the Cobb Highway, Meninya Street and Perricoota Road intersections (NSW).

The bridge and Victorian intersection works are being project managed by Major Road Projects Victoria with support from Transport for NSW.

The Moama intersection upgrade is being project managed by Transport for NSW.

Echuca Moama intersection upgrade

Artists impression of the proposed intersection

As part of stage one of the project, Major Road Projects Victoria completed a new roundabout at the Murray Valley Highway and Warren Street intersection in mid-2018.

In November 2019, Major Road Projects Victoria completed stage two of the project, which involved the upgrade of Warren Street.

In October 2019, Major Road Projects Victoria announced McConnell Dowell Constructors (Australia) Pty Ltd as the successful contractor to build stage 3 of the project, including new road and bridges over the Campaspe and Murray rivers.

For more information about this project visit the Major Road Projects Victoria website.

Contact us

For more information, contact project manager Nirupa Widyaratne on:

Phone: 0408 182 402

Email: nirupa.widyaratne@transport.nsw.gov.au

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