The Francis Bowes Sayre Sr. Highway or simply the Sayre Highway is a four-lane, 192-kilometre (119 mi), primary national highway that connects Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental to Kabacan, North Cotabato. It traverses the provinces of Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon and North Cotabato.
|Auxiliary route of AH26|
|Length||192.0 km (119.3 mi)|
|North end|| N9 (Butuan–Cagayan de Oro–Iligan–Tukuran Road) – Puerto, Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental|
|South end|| N75 (Davao–Cotabato Road) – Kabacan, Cotabato|
|Major cities||Cagayan de Oro, Malaybalay, Valencia|
|Towns||Manolo Fortich, Sumilao, Maramag, Don Carlos, Kitaotao, Dangcagan, Kibawe, Damulog, Carmen, Kabacan|
|Roads in the Philippines
The highway's name was Route 3 but was changed to Sayre Highway, in honor of Francis Bowes Sayre, Sr., the U.S. Philippine High Commissioner who spearheaded its construction. It extends southward through central Mindanao for a distance of about 161 kilometers (100 mi), linking the northern and southern arms of Route 1 (Digos–Butuan Highway). This section of the Philippine national highway was constructed during the American occupation of the Philippines.
The parts of the highway are composed of National Route 10 (N10), a spur route of Asian Highway 26 in the north; and National Route 943 (N943) in the southern portion of the Philippine highway network.