Cebu to break ground on ramp connecting CCLEX to V. Rama

THE ceremonial groundbreaking of the ramp that will connect V. Rama Avenue to the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) will be held in November.

This was announced by public information officer Cerwin Eviota on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, following the statement of Jerone Castillo, Mayor Michael Rama’s senior special assistant on special projects, that the ceremony will be held on Nov. 8 barring any changes.

Eviota’s announcement was confirmed by Allan Go Alfon, president and general manager of Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway Corp. (CCLEC).

However, Alfon said the activity will only be the first step to revive plans to build a ramp that will provide easy access to motorists from N. Bacalso Avenue and V. Rama Avenue, particularly from Barangays Guadalupe and Labangon and nearby areas, heading to Mactan Island and vice versa.

“Sugdan in a way nga magsugod og buhat sa plano. There is already a commitment nga i-revive nato ang Guadalupe ramp, but sa pag-revive ana we should start the first step which is the plan,” Alfon said. (Start in a way that we start working on a plan. There is already a commitment to revive the Guadalupe ramp, but to revive it we should start with the first step, which is the plan.)

Alfon said the plan is for CCLEC engineers to try to ensure that only a few houses of informal settlers will be affected by the project.

After the plan has been made, they will focus on the detailed engineering design, he said.

The CCLEC does not yet have an exact amount allocated for the project, but Alfon said they estimate the ramp to cost between P2 and P3 billion.

The ramp is expected to handle 12,000 vehicles a day.

Last September, Mayor Rama announced that the Metro Pacific Tollways Corp., the mother company of CCLEC, was prepared to connect the CCLEX to V. Rama Avenue through Barangays Ermita, Suba and Pasil. (PJB)