SAN JUAN – Workers from the Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTOP) and the Highways and Transportation Authority (ACT) will start working on the Las Américas Expressway this Friday to develop a reversible lane between San Juan and Caguas.
The project for the construction of reversible lanes proposes to “dramatically” alleviate the traffic between San Juan and Caguas, continuing to advance with important works along the PR-18 and PR-52 highways, according to a press release.
The works will begin this Friday at 9:00 p.m. on the Las Américas Expressway (PR-18) and will run until next Monday at 4:00 a.m.
Given this, the DTOP and the ACT warned that the works will entail a limited traffic system with only two available lanes.
As an alternate route, both agencies recommended that drivers take the exit onto PR-1, then turn left onto PR-21, and pass the Urban Train Station to return to PR-18.
On the other hand, from 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, the construction works of the pilasters of the PR-1 bridge to the Las Américas Express (PR-1), in the jurisdiction of the Luis A. Ferré Express (PR), will start. -52).
These works will be carried out from Monday to Friday from 10:00 in the morning to 2:00 in the afternoon, while on Saturdays they will be carried out between 6:00 in the morning and 2:00 in the afternoon.
During the aforementioned work periods, traffic on the ramp of PR-1 – intersection with PR-52 – will be limited, so it is recommended as an alternative route for drivers heading to Caguas to continue along PR -1 and use the ramp at the intersection with PR-177.
First of all, the DTOP and the Highway and Transportation Authority ACT urged drivers in general to be aware of signs and other traffic control devices to be installed in the area, for their safety and guidance.