Puerto Rico Highway 12

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Highway 12
Route information
Maintained by Puerto Rico DTPW
Length: 5.28 km[1] (3.28 mi)
Major junctions
South end: Port of Ponce
North end: PR-14
Highway system

Puerto Rico Highways

PR-10 PR-14

Puerto Rico Highway 12, also called Malecon Avenue,[2] and Santiago de los Caballeros Avenue, is a 5.28-kilometer,[1] limited-access highway entirely located within the city limits of Ponce, Puerto Rico, and connecting Puerto Rico Highway 14 to the La Guancha area in Barrio Playa in Ponce. It is similar to a freeway but has one traffic light near its intersection with PR-14. The highway has four exits: PR-52, PR-2, PR-133/Calle Comercio, and PR-163. Since PR-12's southern terminus is at the Port of Ponce, its traffic volume is expected to grow as construction in the new Port of the Americas is completed.[3]

PR-12 used to be signed 'PR-14' before construction of the new PR-10 took place. The PR-14 signing has since been moved into another route while the PR-12 signing was assigned to the southernmost 5.28 kilometers of the old PR-14 route. This 2008 photo shows the PR Dept of Transportation has not removed the old signs.