Puerto Rico Highway 143

A scene on PR-143 westbound in Barrio Anón, Ponce, Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico Highway 143 (PR-143) is a secondary highway that connects the town of Adjuntas to the town of Barranquitas.

Puerto Rico Secondary Highway 143 markerPuerto Rico Tertiary Highway 143 marker

Highway 143
Route information
Maintained by Puerto Rico DTPW
Length58.6 km[citation needed] (36.4 mi)
Major junctions
West end PR-123 in Saltillo
East end PR-162 in Helechal
MunicipalitiesAdjuntas, Utuado, Ponce, Jayuya, Juana Díaz, Orocovis, Villalba, Coamo, Barranquitas
Highway system


Heading east from Adjuntas, PR-143 runs through the northern border of the municipality of Ponce, before reaching Orocovis and then Barranquitas.

Tourist attractionsEdit

The road is a major part of Puerto Rico's Panoramic Route, being the major middle component of such route. It crosses Toro Negro State Forest, and leads to such landmarks as Cerro de Punta and Lago El Guineo lake.[1] The Orocovis-Villalba lookout and Cerro Maravilla as well as a number of local restaurants can be found along the way.

Route landmarks/featuresEdit

No. Kilometer Mark Feature Direction Notes (about this "Feature")
0 0.0 PR-10 North and South To Ponce (SB) or to Adjuntas (NB)
1 3.3 PR-521 North To Jayuya
2 3.9 PR-503 (also to PR-505) South To Ponce
3 7.3 PR-140 North To Jayuya
4 7.9 San Patricio Elementary School North -
5 11.6 PR-139 South To Ponce
6 12.4 PR-511 South To Ponce (blocked by landslides as of 01/15)
7 16.7 Cerro de Punta North Tallest mountain in PR
8 18.2 Monte Jayuya North Radio/TV Towers
9 21.2 PR-577 North Cerro Maravilla
10 28.1 PR-149 South To Villalba
11 28.5 PR-149 and sign to Toro Negro State Forest North To Ciales
12 32.4 PR DRNA Toro Negro State Forest Office North -
13 39.6 Mirador Villaba-Orocovis (Scenic Lookout) South -

Major intersectionsEdit

AdjuntasSaltillo0.00.0  PR-123 – Adjuntas, PonceWestern terminus of PR-143; the Ruta Panorámica continues toward Adjuntas
  PR-10 (Carretera Rigoberto "Pucho" Ramos Aquino) – Adjuntas, Ponce
Portugués3.32.1  PR-521 west – Vegas Arriba
UtuadoConsejo3.92.4  PR-503 south (Carretera David Medina Feliciano) – Ponce
JayuyaUtuadoPicaConsejo7.34.5  PR-140 north – JayuyaPonceUtuadoJayuya municipal tripoint
PonceAnón11.67.2  PR-139 south – Ponce
12.47.7  PR-511 south – PonceBlocked by landslides as of January 2015
21.213.2  PR-577 north – Cerro Maravilla
Juana Díaz
No major junctions
VillalbaVillalba Arriba28.117.5  PR-149 south – VillalbaSouthern terminus of PR-149 concurrency
OrocovisAla de la Piedra29.318.2  PR-149 north – Ciales, JayuyaNorthern terminus of PR-149 concurrency
Bauta Abajo33.9–
  PR-564 north – Bauta Abajo
39.324.4  PR-590 north – Bauta Abajo
VillalbaCaonillas Arriba41.5–
  PR-151 south – Villalba
CoamoPedro García46.428.8  PR-595 south – Pedro García
CoamoOrocovisPedro GarcíaBermejales46.729.0  PR-155 – Coamo, Orocovis
CoamoHayales51.031.7  PR-569 north – Orocovis, Sabana
BarranquitasPalo Hincado52.432.6  PR-720 north – Palo Hincado
CoamoHayales53.933.5  PR-723 south – Aibonito, PulguillasThe Ruta Panorámica continues toward Aibonito
BarranquitasHelechal58.036.0  PR-152R north (Avenida José Zayas Green) – Barranquitas
58.636.4  PR-162 – Barranquitas, AibonitoEastern terminus of PR-143
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  •       Closed/former
  •       Concurrency terminus
  •       Route transition


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Tránsito Promedio Diario (AADT)". Transit Data (Datos de Transito) (in Spanish). DTOP PR. pp. 78–79.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Puerto Rico Highway 143 at Wikimedia Commons