By Calvin Cordova
CEBU CITY—A key component of the 8.5-kilometer Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX), the third bridge over the Mactan Channel, has been completed.
The Cebu Cordova Link Expressway Corporation (CCLEC) President and General Manager Allan Alfon said in a statement that the piling works for the pylons of the main bridge is almost done with the large concrete pouring for the pile caps.
“We are working hand in hand with our team to complete the works on the other components of the project and be able to deliver the CCLEX, as committed, in 2021,” Alfon said.
Work has started on the onshore piling for the Cordova viaduct from the temporary causeway and the ramps’ columns and piers.
Embankment works for the permanent causeway is also in progress.
The firm has hired 1,519 workers for the P30-billion project. The bridge will have two lanes in each direction and will feature the main navigation span twin pylon stay cable bridge, viaduct approach bridges in Cebu City and Cordova sides, on and off ramps, causeway and toll plaza.
CCLEC, a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC), will build, operate and maintain CCLEX under a joint venture agreement with the governments of Cebu City and Cordova.