PR-66 was the latest addition to the Puerto Rico Strategic Roadway Network that connects expressway PR-53 and Expressway PR-26 to create a non-stop trip from San Juan to the eastern part of the island. CSA worked for thePuerto Rico Highway and Transportation Authority, in different capacities, on Phase I and II of the project. There are nineteen bridges along the toll road as it traverses Puerto Rico.
PR-66 Phase I Construction Inspection
Phase I consisted of a section, approximately one and a half miles long, of four-lane controlled access, toll collection expressway. The project scope involved the asphalt roadway, shoulders and medians. CSA provided an inspection team, comprised of inspectors and engineers, to manage:
PR-66 Phase II Design
CSA was responsible for all design scope for the second phase of the project involving approximately five miles of PR-66. The expressway has four lanes (two in each direction) with future expansion planned for six lanes. The toll plaza at the center of the project is a high-speed toll with four high-speed lanes and eight coin change lanes. Due to the proximity of El Yunque National Forest, the environmental aspects of the project required strict adherence to all protective measures. The estimated construction cost was approximately $180 M with an additional $50M for land acquisitions.