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CCLEX: Cebu - Mactan Bridge (Cebu - Cordova Link Expressway) | Longest Bridge in the Philippines

 

Cebu - Mactan Bridge - Longest Bridge in the Philippines
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FRESH: Current construction phase of the third Cebu- Mactan Bridge.


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Cebu - Mactan Bridge (Cebu - Cordova Link Expressway) | Longest Bridge in the Philippines


A major infrastructure project and soon to become part of Cebu’s iconic landmarks, the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) will connect mainland Cebu from Cebu City to Cordova town in Mactan Island.


Project developer Cebu Cordova Link Expressway Corporation (CCLEC), a subsidiary company of Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC), envisions CCLEX as not only decongesting traffic in the two existing bridges but also increasing economic activities in Cebu and throughout the Visayas Region.


Cebu - Mactan Bridge (Cebu - Cordova Link Expressway) | Longest Bridge in the Philippines


To be operated as a toll expressway, the artistically designed 8.5-kilometer CCLEX will have two lanes in each direction and 51-meter navigational clearance for shipping traffic. With its design speed of 80 kilometers per hour, CCLEX is expected to serve at least 50,000 vehicles daily. It is scheduled for completion in 2021.


CCLEC will implement the construction and oversee the operation of CCLEX through a joint venture agreement with the City of Cebu and Municipality of Cordova.



The Cebu Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) 3rd Mactan Bridge





The Cebu Cordova Link Expressway or CCLEX or also known as the 3rd Mactan Bridge is the latest and most anticipated infrastructure project in Cebu. The P28-billion project is expected to generate 5,000 jobs during its construction. CCLEX is an eight-kilometer toll bridge facility, the construction of which was pushed by the local governments of Cebu City and Cordova municipality. The project will comprise a main bridge stay cable, an approach viaduct, on-and-off ramps, toll plaza and secondary bridges.


Cebu Cordova Link Expressway CCLEX Project





as of 06 December 2019 

CCLEX now almost halfway through for 2021 completion target

The construction of the 8.5-kilometer Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) is now at 47.32 percent, almost halfway through for its 2021 completion target date. The P30-billion project, which will beef up Cebu’s road network to provide motorists safe and comfortable travel experience, is also expected to help spur economic growth and boost investments not just in Cebu City and Cordova Municipality, but also in the entire Cebu Province and Visayas region. 

 During yesterday’s project site tour for Cebu media, Cebu Cordova Link Expressway Corporation (CCLEC) President and General Manager Allan G. Alfon reported that they already completed the substructures of its main bridge’s Tower 1 at the Cebu City side and Tower 2 at the Cordova side, and successfully undertaken the lifting of the 480-ton form travelers. The preparations of the pier tables are now ongoing for the main bridge work, which will include construction of the bridge’s deck, cable stays, and upper pylons. 

 “With the construction in full swing, we assured the motoring public that marine traffic at the Mactan Channel will continue as usual even as work for the main bridge above the navigational water starts,” Alfon said. COWI-DCCD Project Manager Robert Uthwatt showed the media the iconic features of CCLEX and the advanced engineering methods to be employed to make it possible not to close the Mactan Channel to marine vessels passing through it while constructing the main bridge above. COWI DCCD is CCLEC’s consultant or Owner’s Engineer. Among the iconic features of CCLEX, which is envisioned to be among the landmarks in Cebu when finished in 2021, is a lighted cross on all four sides on top of the two 145-meter tall main pylons. 

 CCLEX 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. 

The facility has a design speed of 60 to 80 kilometers per hour (kph). To date, a total of 1,871 personnel has been fielded for the project. CCLEX is a project of the Cebu Cordova Link Expressway Corporation, a subsidiary company of the Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation, the largest toll road developer in the country. 

 MPTC, a member of the MVP Group of Companies, currently owns, manages and operates the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), the Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) and the Cavite Expressway (Cavitex). MPTC has other toll roads currently under construction, namely the Cavite Laguna Expressway (CALAX), the NLEX Connector Road, as well as the ongoing expansions of NLEX. MPTC also has substantial investments in other toll roads in southeast Asia notably in Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia. CCLEX is MPTC’s first expressway project outside Luzon and first public-private partnership project with the local government units of Cebu City and Cordova. CCLEC broke ground on the CCLEX project on March 2, 2017, an activity led by President Rodrigo Duterte.

CCLEC awarded the “Design and Build” contract for CCLEX to Cebu Link Joint Venture (CLJV) on December 19, 2017. CLJV is a consortium of Spanish company Acciona Construccion S.A., and Filipino companies First Balfour, and D.M. Consunji Inc. CCLEC also engaged the services of COWI A/S of Denmark with the Philippines’ DCCD Engineering Corporation, as its sub-consultant, to be the project’s technical advisor/owner’s engineer. 

Norconsult, a Norwegian consultancy firm, was also tapped as the project’s independent consultant. The toll bridge project started civil works in July 5, 2018 and has successfully secured financing to ensure its completion. On Feb. 7, 2019, CCLEC held a signing ceremony for the 15-year omnibus loan and security agreement with the Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation, Development Bank of the Philippines, Robinsons Bank Corporation, 

Union Bank of the Philippines, Bank of the Philippine Islands, and Security Bank Corporation. The remaining funding requirements for the project will be shouldered by the project company.


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