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Proposed 4th Mainland Bridge May Leave 318 Buildings Demolished

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The proposed 4th Mainland bridge will only come to fruition when 318 building are demolished according to plans by the Lagos State Government. This disclosure was made yesterday by Lagos State’s commissioner of Economic planning and Budget, Ben Akabueze and the commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Obafemi Hamzat at an inter-ministerial press briefing in Lagos on Wednesday

Hamzat revealed how tough it was for the government to embark on the construction of the bridge as it would cost a lot. The previous alignment for about 8 kilometeres was put at N320bn. Akabueze also spoke about the proposed bridge

 “And to construct a kilometre of that bridge is about N40 billion, so the issue is that we also need to factor the cost of demolishing the 318 buildings into the project. A lot of these buildings are beautiful houses.”

He was quick to point out that most of the buildings do not have the proper documents

“We need to remember that when motorists make use of the bridge, they will need an exit route. And this route will require motorists to drive through a road that will afford them to link at Ijede in Ikorodu and another link to the Lagos-Ibadan expressway,” Hamzat said.

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