As of June 30, 2021, construction of the 8.5-kilometer Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway project has already reached 80 percent.
The P30-billion toll bridge, which will be substantially completed by the end of 2021, will use a full electronic toll system when it opens to motorists in the first quarter of 2022. This will enable faster traffic flow and seamless travel.
As of June, only 92 meters were left before the gap of the 390-meter main bridge deck would be fully closed. We have also installed 44 out of 56 stay cables.
At the Cebu South Coastal Road (CSCR) on ramp and off ramp sections of the project, girder installations using the launching gantry and plank installations are ongoing.
The girder installations at the Cebu viaduct, on the other hand, is already complete. Underway now is the installation of the planks for the carriageway or road deck.
At the Cordova viaduct, girder installation is ongoing as well as embankment works for the causeway. The four low-lying bridges that will serve as access of the Cordova fishermen to their fishing ground are also almost complete.
Aside from these, embankment and piling works are ongoing for the toll plaza and the CCLEX Operations and Maintenance Center.
CCLEX, highlighted by its iconic crosses on top of the twin pylons of the cable-stayed main bridge over the Mactan Channel, is Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation’s (MPTC) first toll road project outside Luzon.
CCLEX will be the third link to Mactan Island from Cordova Municipality to mainland Cebu through Cebu City’s South Road Properties. It has a design speed of 80 kilometers per hour (kph) and a navigational clearance or height of 51 meters so as to allow large vessels to pass underneath the bridge.
Not only is CCLEX seen to reduce traffic and make traveling more convenient but also spur trade activities and open greater economic opportunities for Cebu and the rest of the Visayas region.
CCLEX is a project of CCLEC, in partnership with the local government units of Cebu City and Municipality of Cordova.
CCLEC is a wholly owned subsidiary of MPTC, the toll road arm of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC), a publicly listed infrastructure holding company and a member of the MVP Group of Companies.
MPTC is the largest toll road concessionaire and operator in the Philippines, which expansion goals include establishing toll operations in the Visayas, other parts of the Philippines, and in neighboring countries notably Vietnam, and Indonesia.