Overall EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) Progress

61.18%

As of September 2020, the overall Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) progress of the P30-billion Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) project stands at 61.18 percent. Construction alone is at 48.37 percent.

Our team has also installed the first stay cable at Tower 2. We have started the installation of stay cables that will hold the bridge deck. Varying in length between 60 meters to 210 meters, there will be 14 stay cables on each side of the bridge’s two towers, all anchored on the pylon and the deck. Each cable will contain 68-120 stay cable strands inside, and sheathed in high-density polyethylene (HDPE).

Twenty-two out of the 29 lifts for the pylons of both towers have already been completed. Each lift is five meters high.

Also ongoing is the NU-girder installation at the CSCR (Cebu South Coastal Road) on ramp section of the project using tandem cranes off-shore as well as the assembling of the launching gantry, which will be used to place the remaining girders.

The concreting of the portal frame that crosses above the CSCR viaduct has been completed.

Also underway is the construction of the remaining columns and headstocks for the CSCR off ramp and the causeway.

Particularly at the causeway, embankment works have already reached the side of Cordova. Backfilling and placement of armor rocks are ongoing as well as laying of the vent pipes.

There will be 20 units of vent pipes that will be scattered along the causeway’s stretch in order to equalize the flow of seawater in the Cordova Channel.

Piling works have also begun for the first out of the four small bridges at the causeway that will serve as access of the fishermen to their fishing ground.

Set to be substantially completed in late 2021, CCLEX will have two lanes in each direction that will provide a safe, quick and scenic passage to an estimated 50,000 vehicles daily, easing the traffic in the existing Marcelo Fernan Bridge and the Mandaue-Mactan Bridge.

CCLEX 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.

CCLEC is a subsidiary company of Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (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 Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia.