Puerto Rico Highway 133

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Highway 133
Route information
Maintained by Puerto Rico DTPW
Length: 1.2 mi[1] (2.0 km)
Major junctions
West end: PR-123 in Ponce Centro (Calle Marina)
  PR-163 in San Anton
East end: PR-1 in Barrio San Antón, Ponce
Highway system

Puerto Rico Highways

PR-132 PR-134

Puerto Rico Highway 133 (PR-133),[note a] commonly known as Calle Comercio, but officially Calle Francisco Parra Duperón,[2] is a major access road in Ponce, Puerto Rico. The road has both of its endpoints, as well as its entire length, within the Ponce city limits. It runs west to east. This road is the main access road from downtown Ponce to PR-1 and PR-52, providing access to Guayama and San Juan, respectively, and all other points in the eastern portion of the Island.

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 about one and a half miles long, making it one of Puerto Rico’s shortest primary roads.

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. After crossing Rio Portugues the road enters a section where it is also known as Avenida Cuatro Calles, and this designation may still be seen in some maps. 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 (as of November 12, 2010, the Bulevar Luis A. Ferré) at Café Rico, near Centro del Sur. After crossing Avenida Las Americas the road becomes a 4-lane roadway. The former headquarters of Rovira Biscuits Corporation are located north of the road in this section. The section of the road from PR-163 (Ave Las Americas) to PR-2 is a 4-lane roadway known as Avenida Ednita Nazario, aka Avenida La Ceiba[4] (Note: Avenida Ednita Nazario extends further east from the PR-2 intersection but becomes a 4-lane divided PR-1, not PR-133). The road has its eastern terminus at its intersection with PR-2.

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] The street's official name, per the Archivo Historico de Ponce, a dependency of the Autonomous Municipality of Ponce, 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. Retrieved March 11, 2010.
  8. ^ Federico Parra Duperan Street. Retrieved March 11, 2010.

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