Plans to construct the long-awaited Limassol-Saittas motorway have made a step forward with diggers set to begin works next year.
Construction for the new motorway had been put on hold at the Ministry of Communications and Works for almost a decade due to a number of different delays.
During a recent visit to Limassol, President Nicos Anastasiades pledges the local communities that the state budget for 2018 had set aside funds for the construction of the new motorway.
Xenia Kleopa, a Department of Public Works said work will finally get underway in 2018 and at a cost of €160million. The construction will also take place over three phases and is expected to be completed in two years.
News that the construction will finally get underway next work came as music to the ears of the communities in the Pitsilia region of the Troodos mountains.
Villagers in the Pitsilia region have welcomed the news having been requesting it for years.