- Puerto Rico Highway 3
Puerto Rico Highway 3 is the second longest highway in the Commonwealth of
Puerto Rico, with near 165 kilometers of length. It runs the coastline of Puerto Rico east of San Juan, beginning in Rio Piedrasnear Santurce(where it is known as the Avenida 65 de Infantería) and goes to Fajardowhere it goes south paralleling the coastline to Humacaoand Maunabo. It goes up to a mountain-scenic route and goes west to Salinas, where it meets PR-1.
From San Juan to Fajardo
PR-3 has been for years the main road between San Juan and Carolina, being parallel to PR-26 (Ave. Román Baldorioty de Castro). Recently, PR-66 was opened and it has controlled the high traffic in PR-3. It is a divided highway to Fajardo, and the only main highway connecting Fajardo to
Río Grande. In Fajardo, PR-53 begins and PR-3 becomes a one-lane per direction rural road, and keeps that way for the rest of its length.
Puerto Rico Highway 53
Just like PR-22 parallels PR-2 and PR-52 parellels PR-1, PR-53 is the toll highway which parallels PR-3 and they have several exit intersections. Yet, PR-53 has not been completed and PR-3 serves as the main road in the southeastern part of Puerto Rico going from Yabucoa to Guayama, though
PR-901serves as a primary road (because it is shorter through it) between Yabucoa and Maunabo.
Municipalities in Puerto Rico
The following are the municipalities which PR-3 pass through:
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