On Wednesday, Lagos State Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the Construction of a 38km 4th Mainland bridge to serve as an alternative route and decongest traffic in the state.
According to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode during the signing ”
The proposed alignment passes 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. It then crosses the Itoikin road and the Ikorodu – Sagamu Road to connect Isawo inward Lagos Ibadan Expressway at Ojodu Berger axis. The Bridge would be made up of 8 interchanges to facilitate effective interconnectivity between different parts of the State.
This structure will be a Four-lane dual carriageway with each comprising 3 lanes and 2metres 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 governor further noted that “history is taking place as this is the first time the state is embarking on construction of such long span bridge solely funded by the private sector without funding from the Federal Government