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NPP Rep. Demands Improvements to PR-155

By on October 15, 2016

SAN JUAN — New Progressive Party (NPP) Rep. Urayoán Hernández Alvarado requested Transportation & Public Works Department (DTOP) Secretary Miguel Torres Díaz to install security measures throughout the PR-155 state highway.

The PR-155 has seen multiple car accidents, many of those fatal, during the last two years and it has merited the nickname “Road of Terror.”

Hernández Alvarado demanded the immediate establishment of an installation program for lighting artifacts, such as the so-called “cat eyes,” and reflective paint, as well as a label for the road, which elapses between Morovis and Orocovis municipalities.

“How many accidents must occur on this artery before the central government decides to do something? We have been warning about this issue for two years but the DTOP has been ignoring it,” expressed the legislator.

He explained there are multiple security issues on the PR-155, particularly the lack of electric posts and effective labels throughout the road. “There aren’t labels that warn about curves, much less about the speed limits. Something must be done now, and we can’t remain with our arms crossed,” he maintained.

Hernández Alvarado also requested to assign more resources for the Police Traffic Division, including personnel, in order to increase preventive patrol on the area. For those purposes, he affirmed he will write a letter to Police Superintendent José Caldero López.

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