Thinking of cruising through the fancy and newly built Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX)? Here are the things you must know.

The Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway, or CCLEX in short, was developed by the Cebu Cordova Link Expressway Corporation (CCLEC), which is a subsidiary of Many V. Pangilinan’s Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC).

This link was created to help decongest the traffic on the two already existing bridges. It also aims to increase the economic activities in Cebu and the Visayas Region. As a bonus, the bridge has a pretty iconic design that is poised to be the next tourist attraction.

Want to learn more about this new expressway? Read on.

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The Local Toll Regulatory Council (LTRC) gave the go signal to implement the toll fees that were approved by LGU-grantors based on the agreement with the CCLEX. You can check the updated toll fees below:

PriceVehicle Type
Php90Class 1: cars, pick-ups, jeepneys, vans, motorcycles.
(Discounts for motorcycles yet to be determined.
Php180Class 1 above 7ft
(Except when the top loads carrying recreational equipment like bikes, surfboards, etc.)
Php180Class 2: light trucks, buses
Php270Class 3: heavy and multi-axle trucks, trailers.

How long is CCLEX?

The CCLEX spans 8.5km or around 5.28 miles, making it the current longest bridge in the Philippines — stealing the title from the prominent 2km San Juanico bridge that connects Samar and Leyte and the 5km Candaba Viaduct of North Luzon Expressway. It is the third Cebu-Mactan bridge and sits in the Mactan Channel.

Where are the CCLEX entrance and exit?

The CCLEX connects the mainland Cebu in Cebu City via the Cebu South Coastal Road (CSCR) to the Mactan Island via the municipality of Cordova’s Barangay Pilipog.

How many lanes does CCLEX have?

The CCLEX has a total of four (4) lanes with two for each direction. It also has on and off-ramps.



What is the CCLEX speed limit?

The CCLEX bridge is designed to handle a maximum speed of 80kph. However, for its initial operations, the CCLEX is implementing a 60kph limit as a safety measure since motorists are yet to familiarize themselves with the expressway.

CCLEX has a 51-meter clearance for shipping traffic.

Does CCLEX have RFID?

Yes. There are stations around Cebu where you can buy and install RFID in your vehicle to easily enter the expressway.

How much is the CCLEX RFID installation?

Installation of RFID sticker for Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway is completely free of charge.

Does CCLEX accept cash as a toll fee?

CCLEX said that they will be accepting cash payments in the meantime at their toll gates. Motorists are advised to prepare the exact amount.

What motorcycles can use CCLEX?

Motorcycles with 125cc to 400cc can use the CCLEX starting July 2022.

Can bikes and pedestrians use the CCLEX?

Yes. This expressway features a dedicated lane for bicycle riders and pedestrians to use, completely free of charge.

Is there an emergency layby in CCLEX?

Yes. The CCLEX is equipped with emergency laybys. But it’s important to note that this area is for emergency use only, and the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway Corporation (CCLEC) prohibits motorists to stop there for recreational purposes like taking pictures.

These are the things to remember when using the new Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway. We’ll be updating this article once more details are available, so stay tuned for that.

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