Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway 75% complete

Published June 24, 2021, 4:59 PM

by Calvin Cordova 

CCLEX under construction.
CEBU CITY – The Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway is now 75 percent complete with the top honcho of the construction company behind the massive project thanking Local Government Unit (LGU) officials for the progress of the construction.

Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC) President and Chief Executive Officer Rodrigo E. Franco thanked Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella and Cordova, Cebu Mayor Mary Therese Sitoy-Cho for their support and cooperation that led to the significant progress of the construction.

“The support of both the Cebu city government and Cordova municipal government has been invaluable. We would not have been able to manage the impact of the pandemic on the construction timeline without them,” said Franco, who recently inspected the progress of the construction.

The 8.5-kilometer CCLEX, highlighted by its iconic crosses on top of the twin pylons of the 390-meter cable-stayed main bridge over the Mactan Channel, is MPTC’s first toll road project outside Luzon.

“The preparations for the electronic system are ongoing and we foresee that the CCLEX will have a cashless toll system to give the riding public a convenient and seamless travel by providing this kind of innovative solution,” Franco said.

Cebu Cordova Link Expressway Corp. (CCLEC) President and General Manager Allan G. Alfon said that since CCLEX is technology-driven, they are optimistic it can operate efficiently with an all-electronic toll system.

The e-toll system will help motorists save time and provide faster traffic flow.

“This is a new mobility experience we are preparing for our fellow Cebuanos,” he added.

The P30-billion CCLEX, which will be the third link to Mactan Island from Cordova to mainland Cebu through Cebu City’s South Road Properties, is targeted to be substantially completed by the end of 2021 and be open to motorists in the first quarter of 2022.