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Our new bridge is making ‘great progress’

By Riverine Herald

THE second stage of the largest infrastructure project in northern Victoria, the Echuca-Moama bridge project, is on schedule.

Major Road Projects Authority Echuca-Moama bridge project delivery manager Jason Warren said construction crews had been making ‘‘great progress’’.

‘‘We’ve been getting on with earthworks to widen the road as part of the upgraded Warren St and driving concrete piles for the new flood relief bridges,’’ he said.

‘‘We’re grateful for the community’s patience as we continue with this important project and thank them for their understanding as we divert traffic around this busy works zone.’’

MRPA said it had met with emergency services and Campaspe Shire to ensure they had access over summer.

Crews have been undertaking earthworks to widen the road formation on the southern side of Warren St in preparation for new pavement to create turning lanes and sealed road shoulders.

They have also been driving reinforced concrete piles for two flood relief bridges which will form the foundations to support the new bridges.

Similar works will start on the third bridge in December.

The Warren St upgrade is expected to be open to traffic in late 2019.

The $280 million project is jointly funded by the Victorian, NSW and Federal governments.