Construction of Fourth Mainland Bridge to start April – Sanwo-Olu
Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor of Lagos State has said the construction of the long-awaited 37km Fourth Mainland Bridge will commence by the end of March or April.
He disclosed this on Thursday during an address at the Lagos West Senatorial District Town Hall Meeting held at the Balmoral Convention Centre, Sheraton, Ikeja.
While stressing a gradual construction approach, the governor promised that tenants and landlords affected by building demolitions in the process will receive fair compensation.
The governor said, “We’ve done extensive work on the bridge but we are at the crossroads of where to get real financing for that kind of project we need to be very creative but thank God that we have reached the last point of the construction.
“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.
“It is going to 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.”