Lagos State Government today said the proposed Lagos Fourth Mainland Bridge which has a three to four years completion period is neither a mirage nor a white elephant project as the initiative provides a holistic solution to traffic and flooding issues in several communities in the State.
The Special Adviser to Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Aramide Adeyoye, stated this at the 15th edition of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment of the proposed Lagos Fourth Mainland Bridge Project Stakeholders meeting for Igbogbo Bayeiku, Agric Owutu, Ishawo, Tapa, Arepo, OPIC Estates, Isheri and adjoining communities.
Adeyoye, who was represented by the Project Director in the Ministry, Tokunbo Ajanaku, thanked Stakeholders from Lagos and Ogun States and said the Government was committed to the Lagos State Transportation Master Plan (LSTMP) urging them to take ownership of the proposed project from the commencement to completion.
According to the Special Adviser, the project which consists of a thirty-seven kilometers road with sixteen different routes will be carefully nurtured from conception to completion.
Responding to questions by stakeholders, Adeyoye, while highlighting the technical details of the alignment on the corridor, listed numerous benefits of the proposed Fourth Mainland Bridge, saying it will allow access to inland areas, reduce travel time and bring about immense socio-economic development to communities in and around Lagos State.
Also in his project proponents address, representative of the Project Consultant Messrs Advance Engineering Consultants, Afolabi Oladunni said the fourth Mainland bridge would be an international project and best practices demand that the people are involved and carried along through a transparent process as they are ultimately the end users.
Speaking on the project overview Presentation, Architect Tola Johnson, said emerging issues of climate change had been taken care of and demolition of structures on the Right of Way for the Project would be reduced.