The Cebu Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) is nearing its completion as there are just only a few meters left before its remaining gap becomes fully closed.

“As of today, August 25, 2021, there are just 20 meters left before the 390-meter bridge deck will be connected,” as posted by the bridge’s Facebook Page.

CCLEX will be the third bridge connecting Mactan Island and mainland Cebu.

“By March next year, it will already be operational. The construction is continuing and the progress is very good,” said Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) secretary Mark Villar during an inspection last month.

The bridge is designed to serve 400-cc and above vehicles but a study will be conducted to determine the possibility of allowing motorcycles to access the facility.

The CCLEX was initially expected to be completed by December this year but the construction was delayed by the current COVID-19 pandemic.

“We were also hit by the pandemic. We had problems with supply chain. Some of our expat workers were stranded abroad and some of our workers got infected,” said Allan Alfon, president and general manager of the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway Corp. (With a report from Calvin D. Cordova)