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Bridge is significant step closer

The Victorian Government has today announced it will support the mid-west option for Echuca-Moama’s second Murray River crossing.

TRENT HORNEMAN July 31, 2014 3:57pm

The Victorian Government has today announced its preferred route for a second river crossing in Echuca-Moama. 

The mid-west route has been selected as the government's preferred option, ahead of options 2A and 2B. 

Deputy Premier Peter Ryan said the mid-west alignment had the least environmental and cultural heritage impacts.

The route starts at Murray Valley Hwy, heads north-east along Warren St, before diverting across the Campaspe River and across the former Echuca High School site, through to the proposed location for a new bridge. 

Mr Ryan said the Environmental Effects Statement would continue, centered around the mid-west option.

He also pledged $4.5 million to commence intial works and to build a roundabout at the intersection of the Murray Valley Hwy and Warren St.

Mr Ryan also promised more funding announcements in the lead up to the Victorian Election on November 29.

More details and reaction in tomorrow's Riverine Herald.

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