CCLEX to open to motorists at 5:08 p.m. today

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THE Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) will open to the motoring public at 5:08 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2022.

In a statement sent by the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway Corporation (CCLEC), vehicles that are allowed to use the expressway now are those classified under Classes 1 to 3.

But motorcycles under 400cc are not yet allowed on the CCLEX. CCLEC said motorcycles will only be allowed to use the expressway only by July this year as they are still setting up safety measures for motorcycles below 400cc.

Pedestrians and bikers are also still not allowed to use the CCLEX. Their designated lane will be opened also in July, CCLEC added.

As CCLEX starts operation the motoring public is asked to drive at the maximum speed of 60 kilometers per hour (kph)

They should not stop at any area in the entire stretch of the expressway.

The CCLEX is designed for maximum speed of up to 80 kph but CCLEC is implementing a 60 kph limit during initial operations as part of safety measures because motorists are still not yet familiar with the expressway.

Cash payments will be accepted in the meantime and motorists are advised to prepare the exact toll fare.

Toll rates

The Local Toll Regulatory Council (LTRC) has already authorized the implementation of the approved toll rates for the CCLEX. The LTRC is composed of Chairman Joseph Michael P. Espina and members Engr. Felix Taguiam, Engr. Virgilio G. Espeleta, Atty. Benjamin A. Cabrido, Jr. and Ronald O. Diola. They were jointly appointed by Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama and Cordova Mayor Mary Therese Sitoy-Cho.

The approved rates are:

• P90 for Class I vehicles such as cars, jeepneys, pick-ups, vans, and motorcycles. The CCLEC is still looking into how much of a discount to give for motorcycles under 400cc.

• P180 for Class I vehicles above 7ft in height (except when the top load is recreational equipment such as bikes, surfboards, and the like which must be securely fastened and not intended for commercial use).

• P180 for Class II vehicles such as light trucks, tourist/school and public utility buses.

• P270 for Class III vehicles such as heavy and multi-axle trucks and trailers.

The 8.9-kilometer expressway was inaugurated last April 27 in ceremonies led by President Rodrigo R. Duterte and Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan. (JKV, PR)

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