Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has announced the construction of the long-awaited Fourth Mainland Bridge, which will span 37 kilometers, connecting Lagos Island to the mainland. The governor made this announcement during the Lagos West Senatorial District Town Hall Meeting held at the Balmoral Convention Centre, Sheraton, Ikeja, the state capital. The construction of the bridge will commence by the end of March or April. The bridge will be built in phases, with phase one spanning from the Junction at Abraham Adesanya to the Waterfront at Badore. Governor Sanwo-Olu has assured that the construction will be along existing corridors and that compensation will be provided to those whose properties or businesses will be affected.
“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.
“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.
“I am using this opportunity to say that we have done extensive study, so 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. So, it is going to be along the existing corridors and a few buildings will be touched.”