Campaspe Esplanade to close amid bridge works

By Ivy Jensen

A 190-METRE section of Campaspe Esplanade will be permanently closed as preliminary works start on stage three of the Echuca Moama Bridge Project.

Through-traffic access on Campaspe Esplanade will be closed between Hansen and Warren streets from April 8.

Echuca Moama Bridge project director Bill Bloodworth said safety barriers and signs advising of the changes to local access would be in place to help people find their way around.

“The alignment for the new road connecting Warren St to the new Murray River bridge crosses directly through Campaspe Esplanade, so this end of the esplanade needs to be closed to traffic permanently,” he said.

“Anyone using Campaspe Esplanade can access Warren St via Hansen, Redman or Homan streets.

“To keep people safe, access to walking and cycling in this area will be restricted and the nearby path will be closed while we build the new road and bridges across the Campaspe and Murray rivers.”

Once the project is complete, walkers and cyclists will again be able to access this area.

“As part of stage three works, we’ll build a new shared path that will connect with existing walking and cycling paths and give cyclists and pedestrians 5km of new path along the alignment,” Mr Bloodworth said.

Access to private properties will always be maintained.

Stage three includes construction of new bridges over the Murray and Campaspe rivers, two additional flood relief bridges and is expected to be complete by mid-2022.