CCLEX uses hi-tech to detect driving conditions

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THE Cebu Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) is installed with a smart management traffic system that collects data from traffic flow to weather conditions to vehicle load.

This means that everything that happens at the bridge at any given time is monitored, alerting motorists of the driving conditions.

Even if high technology is in use, patrol crew composed of uniformed men will be roving the entire 8.9-kilometer CCLEX stretch 24/7.

There is no word yet from the Cebu Cordova Link Expressway Corp. (CCLEC) when it will allow vehicles to pass the CCLEX.

The cable-stay bridge was inaugurated by President Rodrigo Duterte and Manuel V. Pangilinan, chairman of Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. that has CCLEC as subsidiary company, on April 26, 2022.

Mareon Miole, CCLEC operations head, said in a media briefing at the CCLEX on April 28, said the smart management traffic system detects traffic load, speed and vehicle load, license plates, and road weather conditions that ensure safe driving.

More than 100 cameras and sensors are installed at CCLEX, whose condensed data are flashed be on the gantries, she said.

The drivers are alerted of their speed, which is set at 60-80 kilometers per hour, and use of lanes.

Uniformed men also patrol the CCLEX in yellow big bikes and pickups to ensure that drivers observe road safety.

An ambulance is stationed at the CCLEX premises.

Vehicles using the CCLEX must be installed with radio frequency identification (RFID). Toll is collected from P90 to P270 depending on vehicle class.

The CCLEX connects Cebu mainland from Mambaling, Cebu City to Mactan on the Cordova side. Those coming from the south cut their travel time to Mactan because they no longer have to pass the traffic bottlenecks in Mandaue City and at the first and second Mactan bridges. (MPS)

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