As of October 31, 2021, the construction progress of the 8.9-kilometer Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) project was at 87.14 percent.
The P30-billion toll bridge, which will be substantially completed by the end of 2021, will use an all-electronic toll collection system when it opens in the first quarter of 2022 to provide motorists safe and seamless travel.
With this, the Cebu Cordova Link Expressway Corporation (CCLEC) has already started the online registration for the installation of RFID (radio-frequency identification) stickers, which motorists will need in order to pass CCLEX, through https://mptc.outsystemsenterprise.com/ORRAS/.
Topping the construction accomplishment is the completion of the CCLEX main bridge deck that connects Cebu City and Municipality of Cordova. Project works have now moved to the construction of the deck’s safety barrier.
Earlier, we also finished the installation of all 56 stay cables holding the main bridge deck as well as the installation of all 434 NU (Nebraska University) girders required for the entire stretch of the project. Also completed is the 200-meter pedestrian footbridge.
Work on the other segments of the CCLEX project continues to progress.
At the Cebu South Coastal Road (CSCR) on ramp and off ramp sections of CCLEX, ongoing now is the construction of the deck slab following the completion of its substructure and installation of precast planks.
At the Cebu viaduct, the construction of deck slab is also ongoing. The Cordova viaduct, on the other hand, is now structurally complete and works are now on the construction of the safety barriers.
At the causeway, all four-level bridges, which will provide fishermen continued access to their fishing ground is structurally complete, while the placing of 20 vent pipes that equalize the flow of seawater in the Cordova Channel is finished. Current works include safety barrier construction.
Aside from these, works are ongoing for the toll plaza, CCLEX Operations and Maintenance Center, and the Toll Operations Center building.
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, which will be the third link to Mactan Island from Cordova Municipality to mainland Cebu through Cebu City’s South Road Properties, has a design speed of 80 kilometers per hour (kph) and a navigational clearance or height of 51 meters 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.