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Current Projects

Federal Highway Administration Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands Division has more than 200 active projects in collaboration with several State and local agencies. If you would like to find more information about latest status of projects in the construction phase you can visit DTOP Facebook Page.

map of current projects for puerto rico


Caparra Interchange Improvements
Puerto Rico Tiger Project


The project consists of improving the existing PR-2/PR-20 and PR-23/PR-165 at the Caparra Interchange in the Municipality of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. The project was divided in five phases including but not limited to widening existing bridges, new entrance ramps, concrete barriers, retaining walls, pavement markings, drainage systems, sidewalks improvements, lightning, maintenance of traffic and any other incidental work. This project will improve the safety and operations of all the intersections of Caparra and will benefit more than five hundred thousand users.

GRS-IBS Technology (EDC II Initiative)

The project consists of replacing two parallel bridges (No. 1121 and No. 1122) using the Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil (GRS) Integrated Bridge System (IBS) technology. Instead of conventional bridge support technology, GRS-IBS technology uses alternating layers of compacted granular fill material and fabric sheets of geotextile reinforcement to provide support for the bridge. It is the first time Puerto Rico uses this EDC innovative technology. The bridges are located in PR-2 km. 200.5 in the municipality of Yauco, within the National Highway System. The total project length is 0.3 miles.

Mata de Plátano Bridge, Ciales

The project consists in the rehabilitation of the vehicular steel truss Bridge No. 321 (Mata de Plátanos) located in PR-6685 km. 9.7 in Hato Viejo ward in the Municipality of Ciales. The existing bridge consists of an 80.5 meters single span with 3.8 meters wide. The bridge was constructed in 1903 using steel elements and connections typical form the 1900's. This was the first bridge constructed by the American Regime in Puerto Rico.


Rothschild Francis "Market"
Square Enhancement Project

The project consists of a historic enhancement to include; roadway and sidewalk reconstruction with euro cobbles street and plaza system. Installation of streetscape, blue-bit stone sidewalks, shade trees, plants, historic style street lighting system, new traffic signal lighting system, new storm drains and historic signage. During construction a major archaeological find was uncovered. Artifacts date back to the Pre-Columbia Era.

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