Lagos Set to Construct Fourth Mainland Bridge
...selects 3 firms as preferred bidders
Ben Oreva, Adodo Osewengie
The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says the state government has selected 3 companies for the final stage in the contract award process for the Fourth Mainland Bridge.
The Governor also said that the selection process for the project, which will be executed under a Public-Private Partnership (PPP), will be completed by March this year.
However, Sanwo-Olu who had earlier said the project will take off by the end of 2021, noted that the project is running behind schedule as planned.
In an interview with the press, he highlighted the efforts made by his administration to tackle the traffic gridlock and improve infrastructure across the state.
Sanwo-Olu, who noted that the fourth mainland bridge is a huge project, said 3 companies had been shortlisted for the final stage of the process from an initial list of 30 companies.
According to him, “I also addressed the Fourth Mainland Bridge which is a big project we want to deliver under Public-Private Partnership (PPP). From about 30 companies that expressed interest, we are now at the final stage with three shortlisted companies and I am hoping by March we should have completed the process.
“I want to say our administration is doing well and our people can also testify to the progress we are making across board.
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“I made a promise to serve Lagosians diligently and I intend to continue to do that with all the vigour and energy in me,” he said.
The Trumpet reliably gathered that in August 2020, the Lagos State Government shortlisted 6 companies for the design, development, construction, operation, and maintenance of the Fourth Mainland Bridge.
This was followed by the government’s issuance of a Request for Qualification (RFQ) in February of 2021. The 6 companies were said to have completed the technical and financial capacity requirements.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Government had earlier said that the preferred bidder for the fourth mainland bridge will be known by December 2021.
The Fourth Mainland Bridge is a 37.4km freeway subdivided into three sections namely Island Section, Lagoon Section, and Mainland Section. It will commence from Abraham Adesanya Roundabout in Lekki through Ajah and Langbasa areas, crossing the Ado Badore Road before arriving at the Lagoon shoreline.
Sanwo-Olu revealed that the bridge when completed will ease the traffic gridlock experienced daily by Lagosians.