The Lagos state government, on Wednesday, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to build the 4th Mainland Bridge. According to the governor of the state, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode, the new 4th Mainland bridge will serve as an alternative route to the Eastern axis and decongest traffic in the State.
“This has made it imperative for us to have a 4th Mainland Bridge that will serve as an alternative route to the Eastern axis and decongest traffic in the State,” Ambode said in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Habib Aruna.
“More importantly this bridge will provide the required transportation compliment to the rapidly growing industrial activities on the Eti-Osa – Lekki – Epe corridor of the State.”
Ambode said the proposed alignment of the Bridge will pass through Lekki, Langbasa and Baiyeiku towns along the shoreline of the Lagos Lagoon estuaries, further running through Igbogbo River Basin and crossing the Lagos Lagoon estuaries to Itamaga Area in Ikorodu.
The alignment will also cross through the Itoikin road and the Ikorodu – Sagamu Road to connect Isawo inward Lagos Ibadan Expressway at Ojodu Berger axis.
“This structure will be a Four-lane dual carriageway with each comprising three lanes and two metres hard shoulder on each side. The bridge will be constructed to have a generous median to allow for both future carriageway expansion and light rail facility. There is no gainsaying the fact that huge benefits will be derived from this project but most importantly, make life more comfortable for Lagosians.
“The Bridge would also accommodate three Toll Plazas which are still being tested from financial point of view and it would serve as a major boost to the actualisation of the Lekki Master Plan,” the Governor said.
The initial phase of the construction of the 4th Mainland Bridge started in April, 2016 and in furtherance of the project, a Memorandum of Understanding on the 4th Mainland Bridge was, however, signed today and the announcement was made by Governor Ambode via his official Twitter handle.