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Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway 50% complete —Acciona

Elevated toll road Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway is now halfway to completion, the Spanish infrastructure conglomerate undertaking the project said Wednesday.

In a statement, Acciona said the P19-billion Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway is now at 50% completion.

Targeted to be finished in 2021, the 8.5-kilometer expressway would feature a two-lane road, a main bridge, and an eight-lane toll plaza.

The expressway would connect mainland Cebu, from the Cebu South Coastal Road, to the Mactan Circumferential Road in Cordova.

Cebu Cordova Link Expressway Corporation, a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation, awarded the project to the joint venture led by Spanish firm Acciona in 2017 to design and construct the 650-meter cable-stayed bridge as the principal structure, with a span of 390 meters between tower pylons.

The project includes several viaducts as well as a section of the highway on a 5.2-kilometer length embankment.

The project is being constructed by Cebu Link Joint Venture (CLJV) - the consortium of Acciona, First Balfour Inc., and DM Consunji Inc.

“By connecting Cebu City to Mactan Island, the expressway will alleviate traffic congestion on the existing bridges and provide a faster connection between Cebu’s industrial zone, Mactan International Airport, and Cordova’s new urban developments, which will further boost the local economy,” Ruben Camba, Acciona country manager for the Philippines and Southeast Asia, said.

Acciona said the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway represents another step in the company’s strategy in Southeast Asia, a region with vast infrastructure development growth potential. — Ted Cordero/BM, GMA News