4th Mainland Bridge: Lagos Takes Step To Remove Bottlenecks

4th Mainland Bridge: Lagos Takes Step To Remove Bottlenecks

As part of efforts to remove all the bottlenecks that may impede the delivery of the Fourth Mainland Bridge in Lagos, the state government, on Tuesday, convened the first phase of the stakeholders meeting on the environmental and social impact assessment of the project.

Present at the meeting were community leaders, local government chairmen, representatives of the Ogun State government, top-ranking officials of various ministries and agencies in Lagos State as well as officials of the Federal Ministries of Works and the Environment, the supervising ministry of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Act.

While delivering his speech, Obafemi Hamzat, deputy gov­ernor of Lagos State, who represented Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, noted that the meeting would boost the acceptability and implementation ratings of the 4th Main­land Bridge in line with global best practices.

He assured that as a government, that the participant’s comments and advice will be given due consideration as they will be beneficial and assist in the finalization of the on-going procurement process.

“It is instructive to note that the commencement of the project will be another undeniable flagship project of this administration.

“All the components of Lagos mobility must be con­sidered: Road planning; public transport integration and urban freight; Strengthening the current radial commuting connections towards Lagos urban core and the establishment of transversal connections that will serve both long-distance traffic (avoiding the metro­politan traffic) and also other connections within the Meg­acity which are not Lagos bound.”

Aramide Adeoye, Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, disclosed that as the primary coordinator for the project, the ministry has arranged several meetings with the relevant MDA’s in Lagos State which have proven to be very informative to all sides and that now they have an updated horizontal alignment, to progress.

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