AFTER close to a year of construction work, the contractor of the 8.5-kilometer Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) has completed all the bored piles for the foundation of the main bridge pylons or the bar that supports the main structure.
In a June 12, 2019 press release, project proponent Cebu Cordova Link Expressway Corp. said the expressway is now 21.5 percent complete.
“We are delighted to give this update that we have hurdled this major milestone of completing the piling works for the pylons of the main bridge and are almost done with the large concrete pouring for the pile caps,” said CCLEC president and general manager Allan Alfon.
The CCLEX will be completed in 2021, as scheduled, he added.
Piling works for the main bridge’s support anchors have also been completed.
Progress on the construction of the P30 billion expressway or the third bridge project is already visible, particularly for those passing by the Cebu South Coastal Road (CSCR) viaduct.
The concrete pours for the pile caps of the two towers between Mactan Channel are almost done. Self-climbing formworks for the building of the twin pylons or towers will follow.
The toll bridge project started civil works last July 5, 2018. Some 1,519 people have been fielded for its construction so far.
Ongoing are the onshore piling for the Cordova viaduct from the temporary causeway, construction of the CSCR ramps’ columns and piers, and embankment works for the permanent causeway.
A subsidiary of Metro Pacific Tollways Corp., CCLEC will build, operate and maintain CCLEX under a joint venture agreement with the local governments of Cebu City and Cordova town.
The bridge project 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, CSCR on and off ramps, causeway and toll plaza.
CCLEC awarded the “Design and Build” for the CCLEX to Cebu Link Joint Venture, a consortium of Spanish firm Acciona Construccion S.A., and Filipino firms First Balfour and D. M. Consunji Inc. (RVC)