| July 18, 2017
Local Echuca company wins contract for first stage of Echuca-Moama Bridge Project
Local Echuca-based company, RECivil has been awarded the contract for the construction of a major new roundabout at the intersection of the Murray Valley Highway and Warren Street in Echuca today.
Federal Member for Murray, the Hon Damian Drum said the upgrade will address long standing community concerns about safety at the intersection.
“The new roundabout is a significant milestone in our local community for a safer and more accessible bridge over the Murray River,” Mr Drum said. “Between 20,000 and 25,000 vehicles use the current bridge each day. The average travel time to cross the bridge is between two and three minutes. When traffic volumes exceed 22,000 vehicles, this can increase to around 30 to 45 minutes.
“This first construction stage of the Echuca-Moama Bridge is the beginning of a project that will help bring more visitors to the region, bolster our tourism industry, put more money into the cash registers of local businesses and support jobs in the region.”
The Federal Government has committed $97 million to deliver the Echuca-Moama Bridge project as part of the $280 million project to build a new bridge over the Murray River linking Echuca and Moama.