Puerto Rico Highway 14

PR-14 eastbound (Ave. Tito Castro) intersection with Ave. Fagot, Ponce (PR-14, km 3.0)

Puerto Rico Highway 14 (PR-14) is a main highway connecting Cayey, Puerto Rico to Ponce, Puerto Rico.[3] The road runs the same course as the historic Carretera Central. The Coamo-to-Ponce section of PR-14 was built under the direction of Spanish engineer Raimundo Camprubí Escudero (b. Pamplona 15 March 1846 - d. Madrid 1924).[4]

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Highway 14
Route information
Maintained by Puerto Rico DTPW
Length73.1 km[1][2] (45.4 mi)
Existed1886 (as the old Carretera Central)–present
Major junctions
South end PR-123 in Cuarto
 
North end PR-1 in Cayey
Location
MunicipalitiesPonce, Juana Díaz, Coamo, Aibonito, Cayey
Highway system
PR-12PR-15

Route descriptionEdit

 
Detailed map of PR-14 in the Municipality of Ponce

Except in the city of Ponce where (with the exception of the Ponce Historic Zone) the road is a 4-lane road known as Avenida Tito Castro, the rest of PR-14 is a two-lane country road as it makes its way through the four towns it runs through, Juana Diaz, Coamo, Aibonito and Cayey.[5] PR-14 is one of the roads that lead into the Ponce Historic Zone.[6]

Major intersectionsEdit

MunicipalityLocationkm[1][2]miDestinationsNotes
PonceCuarto0.00.0  PR-123 – PonceSouthern terminus of PR-14; the Carretera Central continues toward Playa
CuartoTercero0.5–
0.6
0.31–
0.37
  PR-133 east (Calle Comercio) – PonceOne-way street
Tercero0.70.43  PR-1P east (Calle Willie Vicéns Tous) – PonceOne-way street
TerceroQuinto0.80.50  PR-1 west (Calle Reina Isabel) – PonceOne-way street
QuintoSexto1.20.75  PR-14R (Calle Guadalupe) – Ponce
Machuelo Abajo2.21.4  PR-14P south (Avenida Tito Castro) – Ponce
2.61.6  PR-12 south (Avenida Santiago de los Caballeros) – PoncePlaya
Machuelo AbajoMachuelo Arriba4.6–
4.8
2.9–
3.0
    PR-10 (Carretera Salvador "Chiry" Vassallo Ruiz) to PR-52 (Autopista Luis A. Ferré) – Ponce, Adjuntas, San Juan, Mayagüez
   PR-139 north to PR-505 north (Carretera La Guardarraya) – Jayuya
Mercedita Airport, San Patricio; diamond interchange
Cerrillos5.93.7  PR-5139 north – Ponce
Coto Laurel8.85.5  PR-506 south (Carretera Doctor Humberto Zayas Chardón) – Ponce
Real9.96.2  PR-511 north – Jayuya
Juana DíazCallabo10.96.8  PR-512 north – Juana Díaz
Jacaguas11.57.1   PR-574 south / PR-580 north – Juana Díaz
11.87.3  PR-573 south – Juana Díaz
Juana DíazLomas13.78.5  PR-149 – Juana Díaz, Villalba
Juana Díaz14.08.7  PR-570 north (Calle Carrión Maduro) – Juana DíazOne-way street
14.18.8  PR-592 south (Calle Luis Muñoz Rivera) – Juana DíazOne-way street; Amuelas
Tijeras15.69.7  PR-510 south – Juana DíazAmuelas
16.610.3  PR-551 north – Juana Díaz
Río Cañas Abajo18.511.5  PR-535 south – Juana Díaz
Río Cañas Arriba19.512.1  PR-540 west – Juana Díaz
Río Cañas Abajo22.714.1  PR-536 south – Santa IsabelDescalabrado
Río Cañas Arriba23.714.7  PR-586 west – Juana Díaz
CoamoLos Llanos26.216.3  PR-545 – Coamo
San Ildefonso29.7–
29.8
18.5–
18.5
  PR-5559 north – Coamo
30.8–
30.9
19.1–
19.2
   PR-138 north (Avenida Luis Muñoz Marín) / PR-153 south – Coamo, Santa IsabelRoundabout
Coamo32.820.4  PR-150 west (Calle Ramón Power) – Villalba
33.120.6  PR-155 north (Calle Bobby Capó) – OrocovisOne-way street; northbound access via Calle Carrión Maduro or Calle Mario Brashi
33.3–
33.4
20.7–
20.8
  PR-556 north (Calle Segundo Ruiz Belvis) – CoamoOne-way street; northbound access via Calle Mario Brashi; Pasto
PalmarejoCoamo33.8–
33.9
21.0–
21.1
  PR-702 east – Palmarejo
Palmarejo35.722.2  PR-238 west (Desvío Sur de Coamo) – Santa Isabel
AibonitoAsomante45.928.5  PR-723 north – PulguillasThe Ruta Panorámica continues toward Barranquitas
Pasto46.829.1  PR-7718 east (Paseo Don Julio Francisco "Paco" Santos Vázquez) – AibonitoThe Ruta Panorámica continues toward Cayey
LlanosAsomante47.2–
47.3
29.3–
29.4
  PR-162 north – BarranquitasWestern terminus of PR-162 concurrency
Aibonito49.7–
49.8
30.9–
30.9
  PR-724 north – San LuisLlanos
49.8–
49.9
30.9–
31.0
  PR-7719 south (Avenida Félix Ríos) – AibonitoPasto
50.231.2  PR-725 west (Calle Román Baldorioty de Castro) – AibonitoOne-way street; Llanos
50.3–
50.4
31.3–
31.3
  PR-162 south (Calle Federico Degetau) – AibonitoEastern terminus of PR-162 concurrency; one-way street; Cuyón
50.531.4   PR-726 north (Calle José C. Vázquez) – AibonitoCaonillas
50.931.6  PR-721 south – Aibonito
51.031.7  PR-722 south – AibonitoRobles
Plata54.934.1  PR-727 east – Aibonito
57.235.5  PR-173 north – Cidra, Plata
CayeyMatón Abajo63.039.1   PR-730 east / PR-7730 north – Cidra, Matón AbajoHonduras
ToítaCayey68.342.4  PR-730 west – Cayey
Cayey68.7–
68.8
42.7–
42.8
  PR-206 south – Cayey
69.843.4   PR-170 south (Calle Luis Muñoz Rivera) / PR-731 north – CayeySouthbound access via Calle José Celso Barbosa
70.143.6  PR-15 south (Avenida Luis Muñoz Marín) – Guayama
71.244.2  PR-171 north – Cidra
71.744.6  PR-7014 north – CayeyUnsigned
73.145.4  PR-1 (Avenida Jesús T. Piñero) – Caguas, AibonitoNorthern terminus of PR-14; the Carretera Central continues toward Caguas
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Google (28 February 2020). "PR-14 south" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 28 February 2020.
  2. ^ a b Google (28 February 2020). "PR-14 north" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 28 February 2020.
  3. ^ Puerto Rico Department of Transportation and Public Works. "Datos de Transito 2000-2009" (in Spanish). Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  4. ^ Ingenieros de Caminos en Puerto Rico: 1866-1898. Fernando Sáenz Ridruejo. "Anuario de Estudios Atlanticos." ISSN 0570-4065. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (2009). No 55. p.334.
  5. ^ Sur, Redaccion Voces del (26 September 2019). "Ordenan cierre de la carretera PR-14 de Aibonito a Coamo" (in Spanish).
  6. ^ "Ponce. Let's Go". Archived from the original on 4 December 2010.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Puerto Rico Highway 14 at Wikimedia Commons