The Lagos State Government wants to pull down 800 houses in order to make way for the construction of the 4th Mainland Bridge.
An initial plan could have led to the demolition of 4,000 buildings.
If completed, the bridge would measure 37.4 kilometres in length making it the longest bridge in Africa ahead of record holder 6th October Bridge in Cairo (20.5km).
The government is proposing the sum of $2.2 billion for the project, Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu said on Tuesday.
The 4th Mainland Bridge will feature three toll gates, nine interchanges, a 4.5km lagoon bridge, rest and service areas amongst other added features.
The freeway bridge is subdivided into three sections namely Island Section, Lagoon Section and Mainland Section.
The government said the bridge, when completed, will help reduce Lagos’ notorious traffic holdups.