The Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway or CCLEX was inaugurated last April 27. Ahead of its date though, we published the speculated fees. Two days after the inauguration, though, the official toll fees were also published. As of today, the Local Toll Regulatory Council (LTRC) has approved the following rates:
- Class I Vehicles: PHP 90.00 (cars, jeepneys, pickups, vans, and motorcycles)
- Class I Vehicles above 7 feet: PHP 180.00 (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)
- Class II Vehicles: PHP 180.00 (light trucks, tourist/school, and public utility buses)
- Class III Vehicles: PHP 270.00 (heavy and multi-axle trucks)
CCLEX toll fee discounts for motorbikes
As we previously surmised, the earlier-speculated fees are spot-on. As is the discount that the CCLEX Corporation is seeking for motorcycles 400cc and below. We earlier reported that motorbikes with a minimum of 125cc will be allowed to ply the expressway, and more affordable rates for them using CCLEX are being looked into as we speak. They will be allowed entry and use come July 2022.
As for bicycle riders and pedestrians, the use of the expressway will be free of charge. They can also rest assured that there are designated lanes and walkways to ensure their safety and that of motorists as well.
For now, cash payments are still being accepted, but the strict implementation of RFID-based payments is set for June of this year. This is to give vehicle owners enough time to get their RFID tags installed. Automated payment collection as with other expressways in the country is made for easier and faster movement of vehicles, thus lessening traffic jams at toll plazas.
The 8.9-kilometer-long CCLEX connects Cebu City to Cordova on the island of Mactan. An average of 50,000 vehicles are expected to use it daily, and the opening of the new suspension bridge will bring faster and easier travel and commerce between the two major areas of Cebu.
Who’s excited? We’re sure we are!