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Fourth Mainland Bridge to cost $2.5bn, to be completed in four years

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Lagos State Government declared on Friday that the planned Fourth Mainland Bridge would be completed within four years.

The Lagos State Government on Friday announced the choice of Messrs CCECC-CRCCIG CONSORTIUM as the preferred bidder for the proposed Fourth Mainland Bridge project.

Special Adviser to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Works, Mrs Aramide Adeyoye, made the declaration in Ikeja at a media briefing to announce the preferred contractor for the execution of the project.

Adeyoye said the construction of the bridge, which would cost $2.5 billion will begin in the first quarter of 2023.

She said the Project, which is a proposed Public Private Partnership (PPP) transport infrastructure development, will comprise the construction and operation of a Greenfield tolled road and bridge with a design speed of 120km/h, including the development of adjacent real estates.

She pointed out that when completed, the bridge would become the second longest in Africa with 3 toll plazas, 9 interchanges, a 4.5km Lagoon Bridge and an eco-friendly environment.

The Special Adviser said that the agreement was a 40-year plan for the concessionaire to operate and maintain the bridge, as well as recoup investment on the project.

She said that the Fourth Mainland Bridge would remove gridlocks on the Carter, Eko and the Third Mainland Bridge and open up the state for future developments.

She urged residents to have confidence in the administration of Governor Sanwo-Olu to deliver on its developmental promises.

Also speaking at the press briefing, Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Private Partnerships, Mr. Ope George, said the bridge is expected to span about 37 kilometres, starting from Abraham Adesanya in Ajah, on the Eti-Osa-Lekki-Epe corridor and traverse the North West towards the Lagoon shoreline of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway via Owutu/Isawo in Ikorodu.

Artist impression of the 4th Mainland Bridge

He said, “You will recall that the Lagos State Government commenced a Competitive Bidding process for the selection of a Concessionaire, by the issuance of the Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI) on 27th of November, 2019. A total of 52 responses were received with 32 being responsive.

“Subsequently, a Request for Quotation (RFQ) was issued on 10th February 2020 to the 32 eligible applicants and responses were received on 15th April 2020 with a total of 15 responses. Upon evaluation, six bidders met the criteria to progress to the Request for Proposal (RfP) stage.’’

George explained that the Bids have now been evaluated and Messrs. CCECC-CRCCIG Consortium emerged as the preferred bidder while Messrs. MOTA-ENGIL (NIGERIA & AFRICA), CCCC & CRBC CONSORTIUM, are the reserved bidders.

The Special Adviser restated that the Bridge will reduce congestion on the existing Carter, Eko and Third Mainland Bridges while opening new areas of the City for future developments.

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