Breaking News: Sanwo-Olu announces commencement of 4th Mainland Bridge construction

In a significant development, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has declared that the long-awaited construction of the 37km Fourth Mainland Bridge is set to commence by the end of March or April.

Addressing attendees at the Lagos West Senatorial District Town Hall Meeting, Governor Sanwo-Olu emphasized the exhaustive groundwork done for the project.

He stated, “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.”

Highlighting the commitment to the project, he added, “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.”

Governor Sanwo-Olu outlined the construction plan, revealing, “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.”

He acknowledged potential inconveniences, stating, “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.”

Assuring affected individuals, the governor specified, “So, it is going to be along the existing corridors and a few buildings will be touched.”

Both tenants and landlords of affected properties will be duly compensated during the construction.

Governor Sanwo-Olu outlined the subsequent phases of the project, stating, “The next phase would be from the Waterfront in Ado to Ibeshe in Ikorodu, and the third phase would be from Ibeshe to Ita-Elewa junction and later to the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.”

This announcement marks a significant milestone in the realization of the Fourth Mainland Bridge, a project eagerly anticipated by residents of Lagos.

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