Before the end of the first quarter in 2022, the construction of Cordova’s world-class bridge linking Cebu City in mainland Cebu to Cordova town on Mactan Island will be completed. It is called the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEx.
Stretching 8.9 kilometers in length, the bridge will be the country’s longest. Its completion is also the fulfillment of the dream of Cordova town mayor Therese Cho.
CEBU CITY, Philippines — After nearly four years since it started construction, both ends meet, the citizens of the islands will be connected and opportunities will be easily accessible.
The Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) entered into a public-private partnership with Cebu City and Cordova for the construction of the ₱30-billion bridge, the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEx), which is now 86-percent complete. It is expected to be finished in March 2022.
CCLEx, the third bridge connecting the mainland to Mactan Island, will be using an all-electronic toll system for faster traffic flow and seamless travel between Cebu City and Mactan.
Mactan Island hosts Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA), Mactan Export Processing Zone (MEPZ), and some of the country’s posh resorts and hotels.
CCLEx, at 8.9 kilometers, will surpass the 5-kilometer Candaba Viaduct at North Luzon Expressway that connects the provinces of Pampanga and Bulacan.
The completion of CCLEx is expected to help Cordova achieve its goal of becoming a chartered city. (TRC/Headline PH)
Feature image: An artist’s render of the a section of the CCLEx bridge.