The Lagos State Government has said that the construction of the 38 kilometre 4th Mainland Bridge would begin this year.
Commissioner for Information and Strategy in the State, Mr Steve Ayorinde, gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday, 21st February, 2017, in Lagos. Though the Commissioner did not mention any specific time of the year for the commencement of the project, but however revealed that the project has been accommodated in the state’s 2017 budget.
The Commissioner also reiterated that about N844 billion was earmarked for the project, adding that almost 800 structures and shanties will be affected by the construction of the bridge, which is to be carried out under a Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) arrangement.
The bridge, which is expected to have a four-lane dual carriage-way when completed, will serve as a complement to the Eko, Carter and Third Mainland Bridges, to help reduce traffic congestions between the mainland and Lagos Island.