The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has deputized 16 traffic officers of the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX), giving them authority to strictly enforce traffic rules and regulations inside the 8.9-kilometer modern toll facility.
LTO Director for Law Enforcement Service Atty. Clarence V. Guinto asked the CCLEX patrol crew members to be “models” and “advocates” of road safety.
On July 29, 2022, Guinto, who is also LTO-NCR West regional director, together with other LTO-NCR, LTO 7 and CCLEC officials, led the graduation ceremony of the patrol crew members who completed and passed the deputization training and examinations.
“I enjoin you to do good because you do not represent yourself but your organization, CCLEC (Cebu Cordova Link Expressway Corporation), and LTO because we gave you the deputization,” Guinto said.
Aside from strictly enforcing traffic rules and regulations, the patrol crew members are also responsible, among others, in responding to any traffic-related incidents, ensure that CCLEX is safe to road users, and assist motorists when their vehicles break down.
On top of the patrol crew fielded on the expressway, CCLEX has a smart management traffic system to ensure a safe drive inside the facility.
The smart management traffic system detects traffic load, speed and vehicle load, license plates, and road weather conditions.
There will also be more than 100 closed-circuit television cameras and sensors that will be installed in CCLEX to monitor all the ins and outs of the expressway.
During the graduation ceremony, Cebu Cordova Link Expressway Corporation (CCLEC) Vice President and Project Manager Herbert C. Laboy congratulated the patrol crew for successfully passing the stringent requirements of becoming LTO’s deputized agents
CCLEC Operations Manager Mareon Therese H. Miole, for her part, reminded motorists that CCLEX is a traffic discipline zone, and ensuring safety on the road is a shared responsibility.
CCLEC Senior Manager for Legal Services Atty. Rosemarie O. Versoza assured LTO that the company will continuously work closely with the agency for the enforcement of traffic rules and regulations.
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.
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.
CCLEC is a wholly owned subsidiary of MPTC, the toll road arm of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC), 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.