The P30-billion Cebu-Cordova Link expressway (CCLEx) is on track to be completed by 2021 amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Cebu Cordova Link Expressway Corp. (CCLEC), a unit of Metro Pacific Tollways Corp., said the overall engineering, procurement and construction progress of the project currently stands at 61 percent, while construction progress alone is at 48 percent.
“CCLEX is set to be nearing substantial completion in 2021. Despite the challenges posed by Covid-19, we commit to continue working hard towards completing the project next year for the benefit of the Cebuanos. It is something we look forward to, given the current conditions,” said Allan Alfon, CCLEC president and general manager.
Once completed, the expressway will have two lanes in each direction that will provide a safe, quick and scenic passage to an estimated 50,000 vehicles daily, easing the traffic in the existing Marcelo Fernan Bridge and the Mandaue-Mactan Bridge.
It is also seen to spur trade activities and open greater economic opportunities for Cebu and the rest of the Visayas region.
CCLEx is set to be a new landmark in the country, connecting mainland Cebu from Cebu City to the municipality of Cordova in Mactan Island.
The project contractor is Cebu Link Joint Venture, a consortium of Spanish firm AccionaConstruccion S.A. and Filipino companies First Balfour and D. M. Consunji Inc. – M Iglesias