Project Update: Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX)

Cordova, the municipality situated below Lapu-Lapu City, has been one of the beautiful places to visit in Cebu. Along its seas is a rich and diverse marine ecosystem, and now, we are progressing our way to access this island easier through the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX).

Cebu has always aimed to be better and aim further, envisioning a brighter future for its people. This bridge is one step to fulfilling such a wish.

The CCLEX that will connect the municipality of Cordova with Cebu City is implemented by the Local Government of Cebu City together with the Municipality of Cordova. It costs approximately 27 Billion pesos. The project began last July 5, 2018 and it is still under construction, but it has made astounding progress as the bored piles for the foundation have been completed.

Project Brief:

  • Cable-stayed main span: 390 m
  • Total Length: 8.5 km
  • Number of lanes: 2 x 2 (total of 4 lanes)
  • Height of bridge: 51m (nav. clearance); 145m (tower height)
  • Concession Period: 35 years
  • Design Speed: 60 kph (at Approcahes) 80kph (at Main Bridge and Causeway)

The new bridge will 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).

Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) (2)

The project is right on schedule and is expected to be completed by August 2021. It is said to help boost the economy of the entire Visayas region as well as reduce the traffic between the main bridges connecting Lapu-Lapu and the mainland.

This will surely help bring not just the Cebuanos but the whole Visayas closer. Let us all cheer on this ambitious project.

Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) (3)

UPDATES

As of January 18, 2021

TOWER 2 COMPLETED. The Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) Tower 2 has reached its final height. CCLEX has finished concreting the CCLEX pylon on the Cordova side. The completed pylon stands 145 meters.

As of January 6, 2021

CCLEX PEDESTRIAN FOOTBRIDGE. Pedestrians will have access to the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) through a pedestrian footbridge. The photo below shows ongoing construction of the almost 200-meter pedestrian footbridge beside the Cebu South Coastal Road (CSCR). The footbridge will start near the U-turn slot of the South Road Properties’ welcome tower and will connect to the on ramp sidewalk of the CCLEX. Sidewalks will be provided in the entire stretch of the 8.5-kilometer toll facility.

As of December 23, 2020

Just before the year ends, CCLEX finished all the piling works in the entire stretch of our 8.5-kilometer Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) project through sub-contractor Trevi Foundations Philippines Inc. They have driven 494 piles. Trevi, a worldwide leader in the field of soil engineering, is responsible for the installation of deep foundations in the different segments of CCLEX.

As of November 27, 2020

CCLEX CROSS. CCLEX started the installation of the cross on top of the pylons of the CCLEX’s main bridge. The cross, one of the iconic features of Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway, will be 40 meters tall and lighted on all four sides at night. It symbolizes Cebu’s significant role as cradle of Christianity.

As of July 2020

CCLEX: “Our team is currently concreting the portal frame at the Cebu South Coastal Road (CSCR) connection. It is the white structure that is encircled in the engineering render that comes with this post. The concreting of the frame is the reason why we needed to close the area to traffic. We will reopen it tonight (July 19) after we are done with this needed construction work.”

As of December 2019

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.

Arthur Paul Monteclar
"Cebu - my starting place of exploring Earth's many wonders."

RD Engineer | Cebu City

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