Puerto Rico Highway 159

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Puerto Rico Secondary Highway 159 markerPuerto Rico Tertiary Highway 159 marker

Highway 159
Route information
Maintained by Puerto Rico DTPW
Length20.6 km[1] (12.8 mi)
Existed1953[2]–present
Major junctions
West end PR-155 / PR-6623 in Morovis barrio-pueblo
 
East end PR-165 in Quebrada ArenasQuebrada Cruz
Location
MunicipalitiesMorovis, Corozal, Toa Alta
Highway system
Ellipse sign 158.svg PR-158Ellipse sign 160.svg PR-160

Puerto Rico Highway 159 (PR-159) is the main road from Morovis to Toa Alta, passing through the municipality of Corozal, Puerto Rico.[3]

Route description[edit]

This road begins in downtown Morovis, from PR-155 until the PR-165 in Toa Alta. It is about 21 km long.[4] Among their intersections are the PR-137 (Expreso Ángel “Tony” Laureano), PR-160, PR-142 (Expreso de Corozal) and PR-164 (to Naranjito).

In Corozal, the road serves as the main access to some neighborhoods[5] and in the downtown area the route was replaced by the PR-891, and PR-159 makes a bypass to evade the municipal center.

On this highway lies the Plaza Aquarium shopping center (in Toa Alta) and Mavilla Bridge, a centenary bridge which is located east of Corozal.

Maintenance[edit]

The issue of who is responsible for the road maintenance in Morovis was argued in April 2019. Representative Guillermo Miranda Rivera accused the mayor of Morovis, Carmen Maldonado González, of not doing road maintenance on Morovis' roads, while she blamed the central government for the condition of state roads in Morovis.[6]

Major intersections[edit]

MunicipalityLocationkm[1]miDestinationsNotes
MorovisMorovis barrio-pueblo0.00.0 PR-155 (Avenida Buena Vista) / PR-6623 (Calle Principal) – Morovis, OrocovisWestern terminus of PR-159; PR-155 northbound access via PR-6617
Monte Llano0.2–
0.3
0.12–
0.19
PR-6617 to PR-6619 – MorovisPR-159 westbound detour
0.50.31 PR-137 (Expreso Ángel "Tony" Laureano Martínez) – Morovis, Vega Baja
2.01.2 PR-619 – Cuchillas
Unibón5.1–
5.2
3.2–
3.2
PR-6617 – Patrón
5.2–
5.3
3.2–
3.3
PR-160 – Vega Baja
CorozalPadillaCibuco line7.54.7 PR-647 / PR-5568 – Vega Alta, Padilla
8.8–
8.9
5.5–
5.5
PR-817 – CibucoUnsigned
9.9–
10.0
6.2–
6.2
PR-568 – Orocovis
Corozal barrio-puebloPueblo line13.48.3 PR-891 – CorozalWestern terminus of Desvío Urbano de Corozal
Pueblo13.6–
13.7
8.5–
8.5
PR-818 – Cibuco
Corozal barrio-puebloPueblo line14.69.1 PR-821 – Corozal, Abras
Pueblo15.1–
15.2
9.4–
9.4
PR-142 north – Dorado
15.5–
15.6
9.6–
9.7
PR-891 – CorozalEastern terminus of Desvío Urbano de Corozal
PuebloPalmarejo line16.09.9 PR-164 south – Naranjito
PalmarejoAbras line17.9–
18.0
11.1–
11.2
Puente de Mavilla over the Río Mavilla[7]
19.0–
19.1
11.8–
11.9
PR-806 – Quebrada Arenas
Toa AltaQuebrada ArenasQuebrada Cruz line20.612.8 PR-165 – Toa Alta, NaranjitoEastern terminus of PR-159
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google (28 February 2020). "PR-159" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 28 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Morovis, Memoria Núm. 65" (PDF). Puerto Rico Planning Board (in Spanish). 1955. Retrieved 22 February 2020.
  3. ^ National Geographic Maps (2011). Puerto Rico (Map). 1:125,000. Adventure Map. Evergreen, CO: National Geographic Maps. ISBN 978-1566955188. OCLC 756511572.
  4. ^ Puerto Rico Department of Transportation and Public Works. "Datos de Transito 2000-2009" (in Spanish). Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  5. ^ InterNewsService (26 April 2018). "DTOP iniciará trabajos en peligrosa carretera de Corozal". El Vocero de Puerto Rico (in Spanish). Retrieved 28 July 2019.
  6. ^ CyberNews (17 March 2019). "Como papa caliente responsabilidad de las carreteras en Morovis". NOTICEL.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Luis F. Pumarada O’Neill (1991). "Los Puentes Históricos de Puerto Rico" (PDF) (in Spanish). pp. 57–58. Retrieved 10 March 2020.

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