Residents of Spring Village and surrounding communities in North Leeward are advised that effective Monday March 27, the Cumberland Bridge will be closed to facilitate its demolition.

The Ministry of Transport, Works, Urban Development and Local Government, in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Project Services, said in a release that work on the Cumberland Bridge Reconstruction project is advancing apace and it has therefore become necessary to divert the flow of vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the area.

As a result, the bypass bridge linking Charles Village to the road leading to the VINLEC Hydro Station 3 will be officially opened for public use today Friday, March 24. This would then be followed by the closure of the existing main bridge on Monday March 27 to facilitate its demolition.

Members of the public are asked to take note of the proposed changes and to exercise caution when driving or walking in the vicinity of the construction work, and to obey the relevant traffic and safety signs that would be erected at the site.

The construction work is being carried out by Trinidad Contractors Limited.

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