Stage three of a contract that will see a second river crossing built between Victoria and New South Wales at Echuca and Moama has been awarded, with construction set to begin in 2020.
McConnell Dowell Contractors will undertake the construction works and deliver new bridges over the Murray and Campaspe rivers along with two new flood relief bridges.
The project will also see a new two lane road north of the roundabout on Warren Street in Echuca to the Cobb Highway in Moama, safety barriers, noise walls and a shared walking and cycling path along the route and over the new bridges.
Works for stage three are set to begin in early 2020 with the projects completion estimated for late 2022.
The bridges will integrate with surrounding natural environments using a ‘bridges through the treetops design’. Clear spans over the two rivers will minimise environmental disturbance to the waterway and aquatic habitat.