Update on Cumuto Tumpuna Road

Release date: 11/10/2022

As it relates to the circulation of information on the failure of a section of the Cumuto Tumpuna Road, the Ministry of Works and Transport would like to provide an update on the current status of this project. It is important to highlight that this roadway was closed to the general public and vehicular traffic on October 14th, 2022 following a failed culvert crossing.

This closure was necessary to ensure the safety of road users and to undertake critical rehabilitation works. Despite reports in the public domain, main routes exist which include Cumuto Road, Tumpuna Road and the Churchill Roosevelt Highway.

The Ministry has been pursuing emergency works to replace the failed culvert crossing to reinstate the roadway, through the use of in-house resources. The necessary steelwork and formwork have been completed off-site. However, on-site works have been delayed due to adverse weather conditions.

Members of the public are reminded that this section of the Cumuto Tumpuna Road continues to be CLOSED to all vehicular traffic. The location is an active worksite and does not pose a direct threat to the general public. In this regard, the Ministry urges members of the public to be more responsible and exercise greater discretion when circulating information of this nature, which can cause unnecessary panic and concern.