Friday, May 27, 2016

Dear Lagosian: 5 Things you need to know about the proposed 4th mainland bridge

The governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday tok to twitter to announce that Lagosians would be having a 4th mainland bridge pretty soon.

YES! And we’re happy about it.

While we look forward to the bridge which will take quite a while, here are a few things you should know about the construction of the new bridge:

1. It is funded by the Lagos State Government
According to the information from the governor, the bridge isn’t going to be funded by the federal government for the first time, making it a job for the private sector.

2. Increase in everything led to the need for this bridge
According to the governor, the increase in population and commercial activities has brought about the need for the fourth mainland bridge. It is supposed to decongest traffic upon completion and complement the on-going efforts in meeting up with mega-city status for Lagos State.

3.  It is going to be 38km long
The governor also said the 38km bridge and expressway will become the longest bridge and expressway anywhere once completed.

4. It goes along the shoreline of the lagoon estuaries 
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.

5. It will have 8 interchanges
The new bridge will be made up of 8 interchanges to facilitate effective inter-connectivity between different parts of the State.

Finally the era of spending long man hours in traffic would be far behind us with this new bridge. We can't wait to rock the bridge.

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