The Lagos State Government, through the Office of Public Private Partnerships, has announced Messrs CCECC-CRCCIG CONSORTIUM as the preferred bidder for the proposed Fourth Mainland Bridge project.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Private Partnerships, PPP, Mr. Ope George, who disclosed this at the PPP Office in Ikeja, said the Fourth Mainland Bridge (4MB) Project, which is a proposed PPP transport infrastructure development, would comprise of 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.
He said the Bridge, when completed, would become the second longest in Africa with three toll plazas, nine interchanges, a 4.5km Lagoon Bridge and an eco-friendly environment. It is also expected to span about 37kilometres, from 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.
Fifty two companies had shown interest in the bids when the State government announced the request of expression in November 2019, 32 of them responded with quotations on February 10, 2020 and just 6 of them which met the criteria progressed to the proposal stage.
According to Mr Ope George, Messrs. CCECC-CRCCIG Consortium emerged as the preferred bidder after evaluation, while two others; Messrs. MOTA-ENGIL (NIGERIA &AFRICA), CCCC & CRBC CONSORTIUM, are the reserved bidder for the project.
When completed, the 4MB is expected to reduce congestion on Carter, Eko and Third Mainland Bridges while opening new areas of the City for future developments.