Puerto Rico Highway 22

Puerto Rico Highway 22

Infobox road

alternate_name=PR-22, PRI-2Jose De Diego Expressway
maint=Puerto Rico Dept. of Transportation and Public Works (DTOP)

cities=Arecibo, Bayamon, Guaynabo, San Juan
system=Puerto Rico Highway System

PR-22 ( also part of unsigned Interstate PR2 ) is a 51-mileFact|date=February 2008 (83-km) long toll road in the north coast of Puerto Rico that connects the cities of San Juan and Arecibo. The road is also known as the "Jose de Diego Expressway" (Spanish: "Expreso De Diego"), and is part of unsigned Interstate PR-2. It is a 4-lane road for much of its length, but expands to up to 12 lanes in the San Juan metro area. The road is frequently congested, in particular during rush hour, thanks to heavy commuter traffic.The road is part of the U.S. Interstate Highway System. [U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. [http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/reports/routefinder/index.cfm FHWA Route Log and Finder List.] Additional Designations. Retrieved on February 20, 2008.] PR-22 is maintained by a system of tolls managed by the Puerto Rico Department of Transportation and Public Works [http://www.dtop.gov.pr/] . All of its toll plazas have express lanes. There are eastbound tolls in Hatillo, Vega Alta and Guaynabo. Westbound tolls are found in Toa Baja and Manati. The Arecibo toll plaza collects tolls in both directions. All toll plazas have restroom facilities; the Vega Alta toll plaza also has an ATM.

Route description

PR-22 runs parallel to PR-2. Unlike PR-22, PR-2 is not a controlled-access road, and has numerous traffic signals throughout the full run of its course. The construction of highway PR-22 reduced congestion on PR-2. The eastern terminus is at PR-26 (a non-tolled freeway) in Santurce, and passes through the Minillas Tunnel before its terminus at PR-26. The freeway bypasses all of the cities PR-2 passes through (see below under "Course of the Expressway"). PR-22's western terminus is at PR-2 in Hatillo. From there, PR-2 continues to Aguadilla and Mayaguez, ending in Ponce.


PR-22 is planned to be extended to AguadillaFact|date=February 2008, but plans to turn PR-2 to a freeway Fact|date=February 2008 are also considered to prevent damage to the dairy industryFact|date=February 2008, one of the major industries in the areaFact|date=February 2008.

Exit list

Exit list

Course of the Expressway

The following is the list of municipalities/towns which PR-22 cuts through, in order from San Juan to Hatillo (westbound):

San Juan




Toa Baja


Vega Alta

Vega Baja





ee also

*Puerto Rico Highway 2

Other Links

*Puerto Rico Highway 1
*Puerto Rico Highway 10
*Puerto Rico Highway 52
*Interstate Highway System


Links to the U. S. Eisenhower Interstate Highway System

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