On Sunday, January 10, the Cebu Cordova Link Expressway Corporation (CCLEC) confirmed their intention to extend their bridge project to Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA).
“Yes, our company would like to pursue this project to extend CCLEX up to the airport,” said CCLEC President and General Manager Allan Go Alfon told Daily Tribune.
He added that “The skyway roughly is 7 kilometers but all are still for refinement on alignments, costs included. We’re most confident of getting support from Mayor Ahong (Chan) of Lapu-Lapu City as we look forward to collaborate with him and his team closely.”
On the other hand, Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard Chan has also mentioned that a skyway will be built to link Cordova and MCIA.
“Imagine, from SM seaside at the South Road Properties (SRP) in Cebu City to Mactan airport, you would travel in just 15 minutes,” Chan said of the skyway’s benefit.
“Timeline to start hopefully in 2 or 3 years, once all government legal and documentary requirements met,” Alfon revealed.
Once built, this bridge will help in decongesting the traffic situation of Sergio “Serging” Osmeña Jr. and Marcelo Fernan going to and from the MCIA.
Currently building the 8.5-kilometer Cebu-Cordova Link Exchange (CCLEX), CCLEC is a member of the MVP Group of Companies and is a subsidiary of the Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC).
As of October 2020, the bridge is 63.43% close to being fully-built and completed.