President Duterte is scheduled to witness the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway which will see construction of a third bridge between mainland Cebu and the island of Mactan.

The expressway, which is being built, managed and operated by Metro Pacific Tollways Development Corporation under a 35-year concession, will be 8km long and will connect Cebu City to the Municipality of Cordova.

The project includes the main navigation span bridge along with viaduct approach bridges, a causeway, road and toll facilities. It will have a direct link to the Mactan-Cebu International Airport, reducing travel time between mainland Cebu and the airport.

Consultant Cowi is responsible for engineering and technical advice on behalf of the owner. The bridge is expected to be completed by 2020.