The Lagos State Government has said that the construction of 4th Mainland Bridge would still begin this year.
The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Steve Ayorinde, gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Lagos. The commissioner, however, did not mention any specific time of the year for the commencement of the project.
The construction of the bridge is accommodated in the state’s 2017 Budget and about N844 billion has been earmarked for it.
About 800 structures and shanties will be affected by the construction of the bridge to be carried out under a Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) arrangement.
The construction of the bridge will be coming 50 years after the state’s existence and 26 years after the delivery of the 3rd Mainland Bridge by the ex-military President Ibrahim Babangida.
NAN reports that the bridge will pass through Lekki, Langbasa, and Baiyeku towns – on the Lagoon estuaries – to Itamaga, in Ikorodu.
The bridge will serve as a complement to the Eko, Carter and Third Mainland Bridges and help to reduce traffic.
The bridge is expected to have a four-lane dual carriage way.
Nice development. I hope the project is carried out fast.