Governor Sanwo-Olu announces Fourth Mainland bridge construction

Governor Sanwo-Olu announces Fourth Mainland bridge construction

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By Akinsuroju Olubunmi

Governor Sanwo-Olu announces Fourth Mainland bridge construction.

Governor Sanwo-Olu announces Fourth Mainland bridge construction

In a significant development, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has revealed that the construction of the long-awaited Fourth Mainland Bridge will commence in the first quarter of this year, specifically by the end of March or April. The governor assured that the construction would be executed in phases, emphasizing compensation for landlords and tenants affected by demolition during the project.

Here are 10 key details about the proposed Fourth Mainland Bridge:

1. The Fourth Mainland Bridge is a 38km-long project connecting Lagos Island through Langbasa and Baiyeku in Ikorodu across the Lagos Lagoon to Itamaga, in Ikorodu.
2. It is a 2 x 4 lane carriageway with provisions for Bus Rapid Transit Lane and future road contraction.
3. Initially slated for 2017, the construction was set to be completed in 2019 with an estimated budget of N844 billion.
4. The bridge’s construction will commence 57 years after the state’s creation in 1967 and 34 years after the delivery of the Third Mainland Bridge in 1990.
5. CCECC-CRCCIG CONSORTIUM was announced as the preferred bidder for the project in December 2022.
6. Estimated to cost about $2.5 billion, the project will be delivered through public-private partnership and tolled for two years.
7. Projected to be completed in 2027 upon commencement in 2022.
8. Eight roads, including the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and Igbogbo-Lagos, will align with the Fourth Mainland Bridge.
9. The bridge aims to complement existing bridges and alleviate traffic congestion.
10. Once completed, it will be the second-longest bridge in Africa, featuring three toll plazas, nine interchanges, a 4.5-kilometre Lagoon Bridge, and an eco-friendly environment.

Fourth Mainland Bridge Construction, Governor Sanwo-Olu’s Announcement

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