Puerto Rico Highway 133

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Highway 133
Route information
Maintained by Puerto Rico DTPW
Length1.2 mi[1] (2.0 km)
Major junctions
West end PR-123 in Ponce Centro (Calle Marina)
  PR-163 in San Anton
East endPR-1 in Barrio San Antón, Ponce
Highway system
Puerto Rico Highways
PR-132PR-134

Puerto Rico Highway 133 (PR-133),[note a] is a major access road in Ponce, Puerto Rico. The road is 1.2 miles long and consists of three segments called (moving eastward) "Calle Comercio" (a.k.a. "Calle Francisco Parra Duperon"[2]), "Avenida Cuatro Calles", and "Avenida Ednita Nazario". The road has both of its endpoints, as well as its entire length, within the Ponce city limits. It runs west to east. The road is a main access road from downtown Ponce to PR-1, providing access to Guayama and all other points in the eastern portion of the Puerto Rico, and to PR-52, which provides expressway access to San Juan.

Course of the road[edit]

A road sign on the southbound side of PR-12 announcing the PR-133/Comercio Street exit towards Downtown Ponce (Ponce Centro).

Highway 133 is 1.2 miles long, making it one of Puerto Rico’s shortest primary roads.

Calle Comercio[edit]

A road sign on PR-133 with the name Francisco Parra Duperon

The road starts at its intersection with Calle Marina (PR-123) at Plaza Las Delicias in downtown Ponce ("Ponce Centro"). From this point the road runs east for three blocks as a one-lane, one-way street and is called Francisco Parra Duperón but it is popularly known as Calle Comercio.[3] At the end of the third block, the road intersects Cruz Street and becomes a two-lane, two-way street. The road runs as a two-way street until its intersection with Rio Portugues. Parque de la Ceiba is on the north side of the road at this point.

Avenida Cuatro Calles[edit]

After crossing Rio Portugues the road is called Avenida Cuatro Calles. The road crosses PR-12 via an underpass (no access to PR-12 at this point) and continues to run in a westerly direction, intersecting with PR-163/Avenida Las Americas at Café Rico, near Centro del Sur Mall.

Avenida Ednita Nazario[edit]

After crossing Avenida Las Americas the road becomes a 4-lane roadway known as Avenida Ednita Nazario. The former headquarters of Rovira Biscuits Corporation are located on the north side of the road in this section. A public art display consisting of the bust of Ednita Nazario is located at easternmost end of this section of PR-133, on the north side of the road. PR-133 ends at its intersection with the PR-2/PR-1/Miguel Pou Boulevard complex. (Continuing straight east the roadway is six lanes wide and it is a section of Eastbound PR-1 known as "Avenida La Ceiba".[4])

Landmarks[edit]

Landmarks along this road include Ceiba Tree Park, located next to Rio Portugues, Cafe Rico, and Rovira Biscuits Corporation. A monument to Ednita Nazario is located at the northwest corner of PR-133 and PR-2.

Notes[edit]

1.^ Sections of this road are also commonly known as Comercio Street,[5] Cuatro Calles Avenue,[6] and La Ceiba Street.[7] It has also been erroneously documented as Federico Parra Duperan street.[8] Per the Archivo Historico de Ponce, a dependency of the Autonomous Municipality of Ponce, the official name of the Calle Comercio segment of this road is Francisco Parra Duperón. This name (Francisco Parra Duperón) is also documented in some sources such as Luis Fortuño Janiero's Album Historico de Ponce.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Guía de Carreteras Principales, Expresos y Autopistas. Autoridad de Carreteras y Transportacion (ACT). Government of Puerto Rico. San Juan, Puerto Rico. 2010.
  2. ^ Fortuño Janiero, Luis (1963). Album Historico de Ponce (in Spanish). Ponce: Imprenta Fortuño.
  3. ^ Fortuño Janiero, Luis (1963). Album Historico de Ponce (in Spanish). Ponce: Imprenta Fortuño.
  4. ^ ¿Una avenida o zona de combate? Primera Hora. 19 June 2014. Retired 18 July 2014.
  5. ^ Comercio Street. Retrieved March 11, 2010.
  6. ^ Cuatro Calles Avenue. Retrieved March 11, 2009.
  7. ^ La Ceiba Street. Archived 2010-08-12 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved March 11, 2010.
  8. ^ Federico Parra Duperan Street. Archived 2009-09-08 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved March 11, 2010.

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