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Viaduct to be closed starting March 30


Motorists are reminded of the temporary closure of a viaduct at the Cebu South Coastal Road (CSCR) on March 30, as the Cebu Link Joint Venture (CLJV) will conduct a general survey on the third bridge project.

The CLJV, composed of Spainbased Acciona SA and Philippine­s-based First Balfour Inc. and DM Consunji Inc., is the consortium selected to build the 8.5-km. expressway that will link mainland Cebu from Cebu City to the municipali­ty of Cordova in Mactan Island.

In a letter dated March 21, officials of CLJV asked Mayor Tomas Osmeña to grant them permission to conduct a general survey works throughout the South Road Properties (SRP) as part of their preparatio­n for the constructi­on of the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX). Contractor­s of the project have begun to put up their constructi­on facilities in the SRP after the Cebu City Government allowed them to lease a portion of the reclaimed property.

In his news conference yester- day, the mayor told reporters that he will approve the request. “There is a request and I’m going to approve it because they have to use the road as part of the constructi­on of the third bridge,” he said.

The area of works will be along the alignment of the CSCR. This would mean that the affected area will be closed to traffic from 10 a.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.

“The survey works will be done both along the pedestrian and vehicular lanes section by section to minimize traffic disruption, with minimal equipment and complete safety gear (high visibility, reflective vests, helmets, safety shoes, goggles, etc.),” reads portion of the letter.

Since the activity will take four to six hours, the SRP Management Office has suggested that it be done on March 30, Good Friday, to take advantage of the minimal traffic along CSCR due to the Holy Week holidays.

The third bridge project is worth P22.6 billion and is expected to be completed in 2021. /

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