Sanwo-Olu Announces Start Date For Fourth Mainland Bridge Project
The construction of the Fourth Mainland Bridge, a 37km-long project that will link the mainland and the island parts of Lagos State, will begin by the end of the first quarter of the year, the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said.
The governor made this disclosure on Thursday at the Lagos West Senatorial District Town Hall Meeting, which took place at the Balmoral Convention Centre, Sheraton, Ikeja.
Sanwo-Olu said that the state government had done extensive work on the bridge, but faced some challenges in securing the real financing for the project.
He said that the government had to be very creative in finding solutions, and thanked God that they had reached the last point of the construction.
He said, “Our commitment is that within this first quarter, meaning that by the end of March or April, we should break grounds to start the construction of the Fourth Mainland Bridge.
“The bridge will be built in phases; phase one will be from the Junction at Abraham Adesanya all the way to the Waterfront that we have at Badore.
“I am using this opportunity to say that we have done extensive study, so we cannot get a new road without having to do a little bit of discomfort but we will ensure that we will compensate everybody that their properties or businesses will be disturbed by this construction. So, it is going to be along the existing corridors and a few buildings will be touched.”
The governor assured the residents that both tenants and landlords of the affected buildings would be duly compensated.
He also said that the next phase of the bridge would be from the Waterfront in Ado to Ibeshe in Ikorodu and the third phase would be from Ibeshe to Ita-Elewa junction and later to the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.