Rehabilitation work underway on PR-52 from San Juan to Caguas
By The Star Staff
Gov. Pedro Pierluisi Urrutia announced on Tuesday the beginning of the PR-52 highway reconstruction project, from San Juan to Caguas, with an investment of over $22 million.
“The reconstruction of Puerto Rico is visible throughout the island; our roads are an important example of the work we are doing,” the governor said in a written statement. “The advances in improvements to our public roads are significant, since it is important that they are in optimal condition for the safety and good use of our people. Therefore, as part of the efforts to rebuild our important infrastructure, today we announce the beginning of the Rehabilitation Project of PR-52, the Luis A. Ferré Highway, in the stretch from San Juan to Caguas.”
The project, which began last weekend and is expected to be completed in 2026, includes work such as cutting and replacing slabs, depositing new concrete, marking and installing reflectors and other safety devices, as well as improvements to storm drainage and signage. The work will be conducted from Wednesday to Thursday from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m., and on weekends from 9 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Transportation and Public Works Secretary Eileen M. Vélez Vega emphasized that all PR-52 projects have involved a long planning, design and construction process.
“Our goal is to always guarantee citizens a safe and excellent road infrastructure,” she stated.
Edwin González Montalvo, executive director of the Highways and Transportation Authority (HTA), highlighted that during the weekend drivers will have the reversible lane available and free in the direction of Caguas. He also pointed out that the rehabilitation of the Luis A. Ferré Highway joins the HTA’s 662 other projects.
Pierluisi, meanwhile, reaffirmed his commitment to the island’s reconstruction and thanked DTOP staff and HTA staff for their teamwork.
“The condition of our bridges and roads has a direct impact on the quality of life of our people, so everyone knows that they have my commitment to continue working and thus ensure that we are responsive to their priorities.”