Julius Berger and Chinese construction firm CCECC Nigeria Limited and eight other companies have been shortlisted by the Lagos State government to participate in the construction of the proposed fourth mainland bridge.
Chief Press Secretary to the state governor, Gboyega Akosile said the 10 companies were shortlisted from the list of 32 eligible firms that responded to the Expression of Interest (EOI) and applied for the construction of the proposed bridge.
“10 firms out of the 32 eligible companies have been shortlisted by Lagos State Government. These are the companies that responded to the call for Expression of Interest (EOI) and applied for the construction of the Lagos Fourth Mainland Bridge”.
He named CCECC Nigeria Limited; CGGC-CGC Joint Venture; China Harbour Engineering Company Limited; China State Construction Engineering Corporation Nigeria Limited and IC ICTAS Insaat Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.
Others are Julius Berger Nigeria Plc; Mota-Engil and CCCC Consortium; Mutual Commitment Company Limited; Power Construction Corporation of China and Ingenieros Consultores, S.A., through Makais Energy.
He did not give details of the next stage of the bid submitted by the ten companies and how many of the shortlisted firms are expected to be involved in the actual construction of the proposed bridge.
The 4th Mainland Bridge is to reduce the pressure on existing bridges and road networks in Lagos. It is a bypass that will connect people in large numbers and improve their natural flow through a reorganisation of vehicular, waterways, and pedestrian modes of transportation.
The 2 level bridge will not only function as a means for vehicular traffic on its upper level, it will stimulate and accommodate pedestrian, social, commercial and cultural interactions on it’s lower level – ‘Lagos Life’ – with its tropical environment and intimate street level exchanges. The Fourth Mainland Bridge in conjunction with existing road networks would establish a primary ring road around Lagos. This ring road will provide alternative traffic routes from Lekki to Ikorodu, Ikeja to Ajah, relieving the 3rd Mainland Bridge of its overstretched capacity.
With this improved flow of people across Lagos, the city will be relieved of traffic congestion and will maximize its great opportunities and grow better.