The Puerto Rico Highway 52, or the Autopista Luis A. Ferré or PR-52, is a major toll road in Puerto Rico, running from PR-1 in southwest Río Piedras, heading south intersecting with highway PR-2 in Ponce. Traffic congestion was problematic on this highway and road authorities were looking for solutions to improve traffic flow and trip reliability for users in the section between Gurabo and San Juan. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Puerto Rico Highway and Transportation Authority (PRHTA) decided to implement Versilis swing gates and other Intelligent Transportation Systems Field Devices (ITSFD) as part of this project.
As part of the reversible express lanes, or Dynamic Toll Lanes (DTL), implementation, warning gates were installed at six access points as part of the access ramps automation segment. The gates facilitate traffic control and are located in Caguas, Salinas, Juana Díaz, and Ponce to effectively control incoming traffic. Automated traffic control helps the authorities with vehicle congestion management and reduce travel time for motorists traveling between Gurabo and San Juan. Smart handheld remote controls are used to facilitate local control and monitoring of Versilis swing gates. The 68 crash tested and highly visible gates can also be deployed and retracted remotely from the Traffic Management Center.