| November 29, 2017
Roundabout upgrade to pave the way for new Echuca-Moama Bridge
• Construction on $3.77 million roundabout at Murray Valley Highway and Warren Street in Echuca, northern Victoria, now underway
• The roundabout forms Stage 1 of the $280 million Echuca-Moama Bridge project, which will deliver a second Murray River crossing for the community
• Upgrade to improve safety for up to 8,000 vehicles a day
Works on a $3.77 million major intersection upgrade, forming part of the $280 million Echuca-Moama Bridge project in northern Victoria, are now well underway.
Inspecting the works today, Federal Member for Murray Damian Drum said the works, which will eventually form part of a second Murray River crossing for the community, involved building a new roundabout at the intersection of the Murray Valley Highway and Warren Street in Echuca.
“This new roundabout is the first stage of the Echuca-Moama Bridge project, and it is going to improve safety at this busy intersection for the approximately 8,000 vehicles using it daily,” Mr Drum said.
“Echuca-based civil construction company RECivil Pty Ltd was awarded the contract to build the new roundabout earlier this year, which means this project is directly supporting local jobs as well as making it safer and easier for people to go about their daily lives.
“This intersection is an important transport link connecting the north of Victoria with regional centres including Echuca, Kyabram, Rochester, Moama and Shepparton.
“This roundabout is going to improve traffic efficiency and help save lives at what is an important gateway to the region, by eliminating the intersection’s dangerous ‘Y’ intersection layout.
“Construction on the new roundabout is expected to be complete in mid-2018, weather permitting.”
The Australian Government has committed $97 million, the Victorian Government $96 million and the New South Wales Government $87 million to deliver the Echuca-Moama Bridge project. For more information on the Australian Government’s $75 billion infrastructure investment program, visit http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/