4th Mainland Bridge to Be Constructed as Gov. Ambode Finally Signs Agreement
It is good news for Lagos residents as Governor Akinwunmi Ambode signed agreement with investors to construct the fourth mainland bridge that will join three other bridges connecting Lagos Island to the mainland.
The new 38km bridge and expressway will become the longest bridge and expressway anywhere when completed.
“The significance of this bridge will be fully appreciated if we can imagine Lagos of today without the 3rd Mainland Bridge,” said Ambode at the signing of the agreement on Wednesday.
The bridge will be constructed under the Build, Own and Transfer (BOT) concession of 40 years under the Lagos State Government’s Public Private Partnership (PPP) Initiative. According to Ambode, 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 2 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,” Ambode said.