The new CCLEX Bridge soon will finally open to the public. The bridge, spanning about 8.5 kilometers, is now accessible and provides a faster and easier way to travel from Cebu City to Cordova and the island of Mactan without going through Mandaue City.
Commuters faced continuous traffic jams when passing the Mandaue-Mactan Bridge during peak hours leading to long travel time. This is detrimental to people considering the Mactan International Airport is just across. Traffic in the Mactan island has now been lessened as motorists now have three options in and out of the island.
Unlike the two bridges connecting Mandaue and Mactan, CCLEX collects a toll fee for you to pass. Payment will be done electronically through RFID (Radio Frequency Identification). Registration has already started since early 2021 and motorists can still register through their website and CCLEX registration booths in Il Corso Lifemalls, Robinsons Galleria, Parkmall, and SM Seaside.
While paying a toll fee might seem a burden, the new bridge ensures you to have the security and safety you need. Overloaded vehicles, especially trucks, can damage certain street pavements and might create potholes that can be a pain to drive for motorists. Fortunately, the bridge is installed with weigh-in motion sensors that can identify an overloaded vehicle. There will also be speed detection cameras and HD CCTVs all over the bridge to monitor traffic and detect any incidents.
CCLEX also has service facilities that will cater to the needs of the passing motorists. Among these facilities are gas stations, retail outlets, convenience stores, restaurants, medical and maintenance centers.
Construction began in April 2018 and finished right on time for its fourth year of construction. The CCLEX is now the current holder of the longest bridge in the Philippines after surpassing the San Juanico Bridge of the provinces of Leyte and Samar which only spans 2.16 kilometers.