CCLEX more than halfway through—MPTC
The completion of the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) under the Metro Pacific Tollway Corporation (MPTC) has now passed the half-time mark, as the P30 billion project is now 61 percent.
According to MPTC, overall engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) progress on the bridge, which will connect mainland Cebu from Cebu City to Cordova municipality on Mactan Island, is 61 percent, while construction alone is 48 percent.
Significant advances in the project include the installation of stay cables for the bridge deck and the installation of an illuminated 40-meter cross on the CCLEX pylons.
Allan Alfon, President and General Manager of Cebu Cordova Link Expressway Corporation (CCLEC), said the project is "close to completion in 2021".
“Despite the challenges that Covid-19 brings, we pledge to continue working hard to complete the project next year for the benefit of the Cebuanos. We're looking forward to that, given the current conditions, ”he said.
A total of 14 stay cables were installed on each side of the two towers of the main bridge (56 in total), which are anchored to the pylon and deck.
CCLEC also said that in addition to these installations, they are also concreting the bridge deck and Cebu South Coastal Road (CSCR) on the ramp; Construction of pillars at the CSCR junction, the Cebu Viaduct and the Cordova Viaduct; and pile-driving for the small bridges on the dam, which the fishermen use as access to their fishing grounds.
Upon completion of this latest expressway project, two lanes in each direction will be offered, which are expected to accommodate 50,000 vehicles per day. This will facilitate traffic on the existing Marcelo Fernan Bridge and the Mandaue-Mactan Bridge.
The CCLEX is a joint venture agreement between the CCLEC and the local government units of Cebu City and Cordova. Cebu Link Joint Venture (CLJV) - a consortium made up of the Spanish company Acciona Construccion S.A. and the Filipino companies First Balfour and D. M. Consunji Inc. - is the contractor for the CCLEX project.
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