Traffic measures have been put in place at the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) for motorcycles 125cc to 399cc, which will be allowed on the expressway starting July 2, 2022. The Cebu Cordova Link Expressway Corporation (CCLEC) is asking motorcycle riders to observe these measures, which were put in place to make their rides safe and enjoyable.
CCLEC stressed that the 8.9-kilometer modern toll expressway connecting Cebu City and the Municipality of Cordova is a traffic discipline zone and standard traffic and safety regulations are strictly implemented.
“The welfare and safety of motorists are our utmost priority. The measures we have put in place are meant to make sure that all our motorists will have a safe, seamless, and pleasurable journey while using the expressway,” said CCLEC President and General Manager Allan G. Alfon.
Motorcycles with engine displacements from 125cc to 399cc can start passing the CCLEX on July 2, 2022 yet, but motorists can already get their RFIDS on July 1 through cclex.com.ph.
CCLEC is asking motorcycle owners to follow the speed limit on the expressway, which is set at 40 kph on the main bridge and curves and 60 kph on the causeway.
They are also asked to only use the designated motorcycle lane, which is located on the right and is marked with blue.
Overtaking is also not allowed.
To protect them from untoward incidents, motorcycle owners are required to wear proper riding gear such as standard protective helmet (full face, modular, off-road, half, open-face, dual sport) provided for under Republic Act 10054 or the Motorcycle Helmet Act of 2009 and LTO Administrative Order No. AHS-2008-015 that governs the use and operation of motorcycles on highways. The wearing of flipflops, sandals, slippers, or being barefoot is also prohibited.
Back-riding is allowed as long as there will only be one person on the passenger’s pillion. Children can ride at the back of the motorcycle provided that they have helmets and can comfortably reach the standard foot peg. (Republic Act 4136 or the Land Transportation and Traffic Code, Republic Act 10666 or the Children’s Safety on Motorcycles Act of 2015.
Motorcycles carrying loads will not be allowed as it blocks the side mirror and covers the taillight and signal light.
CCLEC is also asking motorcycle owners to check their vehicles (tires, controls, lights, oil, chassis, stands) before hitting the road.
With CCLEX gradually transitioning to an electronic toll collection system by July 1, CCLEC is asking people to register their vehicles for RFID installation.
RFID registration for Class 1 to Class 3 vehicles will resume on June 28 through the Online Registration and Appointment System (ORRAS) at cclex.com.ph. By July 1, motorcycles with 125cc to 399cc displacements will be added in ORRAS and motorcycle owners can already sign up for their RFID under Class 1M.
CCLEX RFID registration and installation for Class 1M effective July 1 will be for FREE. To register, please follow these four easy steps:
1.) Go to our website at cclex.com.ph and click on REGISTER.
2.) Pick a date and installation site.
3.) In choosing a vehicle class, select Class 1M.
4.) Show your QR code to our installers during your appointment together with your OR/CR.
The launching of the app for the CCLEX RFID load and reloading will be done prior to the toll lane conversions.
Bikers and pedestrians will be allowed to pass the CCLEX starting late next month through the dedicated sidewalk lane located on either side of the expressway for free. For more details, be updated by following CCLEX’s official Facebook page @CCLEXexpressway.
CCLEX, an engineering feat and Cebu’s newest iconic landmark, is seen to not only ease traffic congestion in the metro but also spark socio-economic development in the province, according to a study by the University of San Carlos.
CCLEX, now considered the tallest and highest bridgeway structure in the country, is a project of CCLEC, in partnership with the local government units of Cebu City and Municipality of Cordova.
CCLEC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MPTC, the toll road arm of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC). MPTC is a publicly-listed infrastructure holding company and a member of the MVP Group of Companies.
MPTC is the largest toll road concessionaire and operator in the Philippines. The company’s expansion goals include establishing toll operations in the Visayas, other parts of the Philippines, and in neighboring countries, notably Vietnam, and Indonesia.