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Old August 15th, 2007, 04:47 AM   #1
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[PR] Puerto Rican Freeways

Some of these pics are old and most of the ugly places are way better now,more clean,etc.Here are a few pics:





























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Old August 15th, 2007, 05:16 AM   #2
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Old August 15th, 2007, 05:28 AM   #3
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Reminds me of Cuban expressways
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Old August 15th, 2007, 05:39 AM   #4
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These freeways are just like the ones from the US.
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Old August 15th, 2007, 08:58 AM   #5
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These freeways are just like the ones from the US.
That's because they ARE in the USA. Most of Puerto Rico's freeways and tollways are built to full interstate standards and will be marked as such whenever PR is granted full USA statehood. They are proposed be numbered 'I-PR1' through 'I-PR4'.

Also, I find it to be most interesting in that speed limits in PR are posted in 'MPH' while distances are signed in 'km'.

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Old August 15th, 2007, 10:53 AM   #6
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This looks quite alright, except for those old concrete parts, that's really out of date, more like something from the 30's in Germany.
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Old August 15th, 2007, 11:11 PM   #7
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^But concrete freeways are very normal in the US.
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Yeah, but not as bad as the ones you show.
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Old August 16th, 2007, 12:15 AM   #9
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^What's wrong with them?
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Old August 16th, 2007, 01:53 AM   #10
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most of them are very good roads.
there are few roads that it would be good if they were renovated.
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Old August 16th, 2007, 05:26 AM   #11
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I want to see more pictures from around Ponce. San Juan is awesome but show the Southern City some love/props.
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Old August 16th, 2007, 08:48 PM   #12
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I don´t know these freeways are to yankee for me. They remind me of the freeways of the city of Monterrey in Mexico, I personally would prefer the mexican ones, because the speed limits in the U.S.A are rediculous.
Are the speed limits in Puerto Rico the same as in the u.s?
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Old August 16th, 2007, 11:16 PM   #13
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@AUchamps---It's not so easy to find pics about PR,specially freeway pics...

@gugasounds---Yup,speed limit over here is just like the US,too slow,I hate it ><
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Those freeways aren’t up to interstate standards....

a lot of those highways have no shoulders, no breakdown lanes and short onramps with limited signage...... a lot of work would need to be done to bring those roads to interstate standards, unless it becomes another i278ny.
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^They are done by US interstate standards.
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that road isnt build to interstate standards.
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that road isnt build to interstate standards.
It reminds me of Texas with their Frontage Roads.
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^Why?

I've seen lots of freeways in the US exactly like that...
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Old August 21st, 2007, 04:21 AM   #19
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San Juan is like Miami, Philly, Dallas, and other big cities... it had urban freeways long before Interstates, and those existing freeways were incorporated into the Interstate network during the 60s and 70s even though they weren't strictly up to Interstate standards. They might have long-since rebuilt it, but I remember driving through Jacksonville ~15 years ago with my parents and freaking out because there was a drawbridge in the middle of I-95. That could never, ever be done now... but it was considered OK "back then".

Ditto, for Texas. Dallas has some really nasty tight curves on I-35E that you can't help but wonder how many 18-wheelers have overturned trying to negotiate them. And suicidally short on and off ramps. TxDOT has gotten better, but even now they have a fetish for putting ramps that would be considered suicidally-short in Florida between freeways and adjacent access roads (just not on the roads that are officially designated as "Interstates".

And New York... dear god. I saw a picture of the Gowanus Expressway, and had nightmares about it for weeks... that road is downright scary.

As for the pic with the weird concrete divider, lots of cities use those to shift a lane back and forth between the two directions. They have a machine that picks them up from one side, and puts them back down ~8-10 feet away on the other side.

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San Juan is like Miami, Philly, Dallas, and other big cities... it had urban freeways long before Interstates, and those existing freeways were incorporated into the Interstate network during the 60s and 70s even though they weren't strictly up to Interstate standards. They might have long-since rebuilt it, but I remember driving through Jacksonville ~15 years ago with my parents and freaking out because there was a drawbridge in the middle of I-95. That could never, ever be done now... but it was considered OK "back then".

As for the pic with the weird concrete divider, lots of cities use those to shift a lane back and forth between the two directions. They have a machine that picks them up from one side, and puts them back down ~8-10 feet away on the other side.
Interestingly, there is a new drawbridge being built to replace the old one on the I-95/495 (Capitol Beltway) Wilson Bridge over the Potomac River in the Washington, DC area.

Also, that movable barrier is called a 'Zipper' barrier. Yes, there are several of them in use elsewhere in the USA (I-H1 in Honolulu and I-87 on the Tappan Zee Bridge are two places that immediately come to mind).

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