THE construction of the proposed 360-meter Skyway called the “Puerto-Sayre Fly Over” is expected to be finish in January 2011.

Estrella F. Sagaral, city planning and development coordinator-designate, said construction of the P386 million skyway will start within this month since the materials are already at the Tagoloan Container Port.

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“Hopefully, the skyway, to rise above the Puerto Highway, would be completed in

January next year,” Sagaral said.

The construction will be spearheaded by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and Matiere, a French contractor. The project is solely funded by the National Government.

Sagaral said the flyover will start right after the overpass in Puerto and ends at the Puerto Medical Hospital heading straight toward the highway leading to Butuan City.

She said the skyway is expected to ease traffic congestion in the area.

With the construction of the proposed skyway, Sagaral said the City Government is asking for the people’s cooperation and understanding on the inconveniences that the construction would cause.

“It will only take a few months of hassle for the motorists but the benefit that we get from this project is forever,” Sagaral said.