The Ministry has commenced the construction of the Churchill Roosevelt Highway Extension to Manzanilla. The first phase of this project primarily is to extend the highway to Sangre Grande. An upgrade of the roadway to Manzanilla is also being undertaken with further works to be completed at a later date.
Phase I is a 14km segment starting from Cumuto Junction to Toco Main Road. This Phase consists of 11 separate work packages. The 2 packages (1A and 1B) have been awarded and are expected to be completed in 2020.
In order to provide relief and connectivity to the residents of Manzanilla, there is a plan to upgrade and rehabilitate the Eastern Main Road in lieu of Phase 2.