Overall EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) Progress

47.3%

The Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) has already completed the substructures of its main bridge’s two towers after the successful heavy lifting of its form travelers.

Overall project progress being an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract is now at 47.3 percent. Construction progress alone stands at 28 percent.

The lifting of the 400-ton form traveler for Towers 1 and 2, each took 12 hours to execute.

The milestone activity came after the completion of the substructures of the two towers. Each substructure consists of nine lifts with each lift at five meters high.

The form traveler will be used for bridge work and to build the pier table, which will sit atop each substructure.

Tower 1

Work will then subsequently start on the bridge’s deck, cable stays, and upper pylon.

Simultaneous activities at the project site are the concreting and construction of columns and piers for the bridge’s on-ramp and bored piling for the off-ramp alongside the CSCR.

Gabion placement and embankment works are also underway for the permanent causeway.

Work on the precast yard is also ongoing and castings of girders or beams have already started.

So far, a total of 1,871 personnel has been fielded for the project.

The 30-billion CCLEX project will have two lanes in each direction and covers the on and off ramps connection along the CSCR, the main navigation span twin pylon cable-stayed bridge, viaduct approach bridges in Cebu City and Cordova sides, causeway, toll plaza and an at-grade road connecting to the Mactan Circumferential Road.

The span and height of the bridge, which is at 51 meters, will allow large vessels to pass underneath and the link is expected to serve at least 50,000 vehicles daily. It will also give Cordova direct access to Cebu City and is envisioned to decongest the traffic in the two existing bridges and provide faster link between Mactan island and mainland Cebu.

CCLEX features a lighted cross on top of the pylons that will be lit on four sides at night to symbolize Cebu’s significant role as the cradle of the Catholic devotion.

The facility has a design speed of 60 to 80 kilometers per hour (kph).

Tower 2

 

Aside from these, CCLEX will showcase several other features and services to ensure a safe and convenient travel for motorists. These include:

Main bridge monitoring equipment
• Stay cable accelerometers
• GPS geometric controls for the two towers
• Expansion joint movement sensors
• Road weather information system

Vehicle/traffic management and toll collection
• Emergency parking areas
• Variable message signs
• Weigh-in-motion sensors and weighbridge stations
• IP-based speed cameras and HD security CCTV cameras
• RFID electronic equipment payment system for toll collection

CCLEX is scheduled to be completed in 2021, in time for the celebration of the 500th anniversary of Christianization of the Philippines.

CCLEX is a project of the Cebu Cordova Link Expressway Corporation, a subsidiary company of the Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation.