Addressing the Lagos West Senatorial District Town Hall Meeting at the Balmoral Convention Centre in Ikeja, Sanwo-Olu expressed the need for creative financing for the project.
He assured that ground breaking would occur within the first quarter, emphasizing the phased approach and compensation for those affected.
The governor also highlighted plans for the bridge’s construction from Abraham Adesanya Junction to Badore Waterfront and subsequent phases connecting various locations. Additionally, he disclosed the unveiling of the Lagos Red Line rail in February during the same event.
“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.”