Lagos Opens Bid For Fourth Mainland Bridge, Unveils Other Projects
By Maureen Ogolor
The Lagos State Government disclosed that it will on Wenesday start receiving bids from firms interested in the construction of the Fourth Mainland Bridge.
Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso, said this at a joint press briefing with his counterpart in Ministry of Transportation, Dr Fredric Oladeinde, and others, in commemoration of 200 days in office of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, held in Alausa, Ikeja.
“To further bring relief to our people, we will be setting the process in place for the construction of the Fourth Mainland Bridge. Next Wednesday is the final day for the submission of expression of interest; we will be unveiling the process that will lead to the realisation of the project on that day.”
In the same vein, Omotosho disclosed that Lagos state would complete and test run the blue rail line project by December 2020, maintaining that the state government is committed to providing intermodal transportation.
He said works were also at advanced stage on the Red Line from Agbado/Iju to Oyingbo, and 116 roads had been rehabilitated while another 139 roads are to be rehabilitated in the coming days.
Meanwhile , The Commissioner for transport Fredric Oladeinde, said the state government has set the machinery in motion to take of motorcycles off major roads with the setting up of a task force to ensure they do not ply restricted areas adding that the state government bus reform initiative though slow, is very much on,