Winslow Contractors has been awarded the works package, which includes construction of four new flood relief bridges, dedicated residential service roads and turning lanes at intersections on Warren Street, including an extended right turning lane for safer access to the Echuca Cemetery.
Works also include a shared user path and a roundabout connection to the new Murray River crossing to be built during stage three of the project.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack said the upgrades to Warren Street are scheduled to begin in coming months and are necessary to cater for a projected increase in traffic once the four-stage project is complete.
“Warren Street will serve as the major link to the new river crossing, and it’s important we ensure the infrastructure is equipped to handle the extra traffic, as well as delivering a safer journey for all drivers, cyclists and pedestrians,” Mr. McCormack said.
The statement from Mr. McCormack asserted that following the completion of the project, the amount of traffic travelling along Warren Street to access the new river crossing is expected to increase by up to 51 per cent.
The works are expected to be finalised in late 2019, with Warren Street to remain closed to vehicles with access available to residents, businesses, emergency services and the Echuca Cemetery.
The $280 million Echuca Moama Bridge Project is jointly funded by the Australian, Victorian and New South Wales Governments.