Update: Cumberland Road closed after wall collapse

Published on 24/01/2020

Investigation continues as area is made safe.

Cumberland Road has been closed with immediate effect after parts of the Cumberland Road wall collapsed on 23 January. There are no reports of injuries or damage to property.  The closure will remain for foreseeable future.

The wall runs adjacent to the Chocolate Path which was already closed for safety reasons. Engineers are on-site inspecting the damage and the road will remain closed for the foreseeable future while we inspect the stability of the network.

Bus services have been diverted and diversions are in place for those needing to access Cumberland Road. Visit the Travelwest website for further details.

Kye Dudd, Cabinet member for Transport said:

“We know the path is unsafe and as a safety precaution have kept it closed for some time. We have been working hard to plan repair works and tenders for the work have just closed. Over £9m has been allocated to repairs and maintenance of the Cumberland Road wall and Chocolate Path by Cabinet.”