National Routes of Uruguay

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The National Routes of Uruguay (officially in Spanish, Rutas nacionales de Uruguay) are the most important transport routes in the country, linking all locations. It has a network of 8,698 km of which 303 km are with concrete, asphalt 3,164 km, 4,220 km bituminous and 1,009 km rough.

Route numbers

Signal Itinerary
RIB-UY.svg Gral. Líber Seregni Carrasco International Airport (in Montevideo suburbs)-Punta del Este (90 km)
R1-UY.svg Brigadier Gral. Manuel Oribe Montevideo-Colonia del Sacramento (177 km)
R2-UY.svg Grito de Asencio Rosario-Fray Bentos (181 km)
R3-UY.svg Gral. José Artigas Route 1 (km 68)-Bella Unión, Artigas Department (587 km)
R4-UY.svg Andrés Artigas Artigas-Route 31-Salto
R5-UY.svg Brigadier Gral. Fructuoso Rivera Montevideo-Rivera (506 km)
R6-UY.svg Joaquín Suárez Montevideo-Paso de Frontera (338 km)
R7-UY.svg Gral. Aparicio Saravia
R8-UY.svg Brigadier Gral. Antonio Lavalleja Montevideo-Aceguá
R9-UY.svg Gral. Leonardo Olivera Route 8 (near Soca)-Chuy
R10-UY.svg Juan Díaz de Solís Seaside resorts of the Maldonado and Rocha Departments
R11-UY.svg Ing. Eladio Dieste Ecilda Paullier-Atlántida (160 km)
R12-UY.svg Luis Alberto de Herrera
R13-UY.svg Bartolomé Hidalgo
R14-UY.svg Brigadier Gral. Fructuoso Rivera
R18-UY.svg Ricardo Ferrés
R19-UY.svg Cnel. Lorenzo Latorre
R21-UY.svg Treinta y Tres Orientales Colonia del Sacramento-Mercedes (177 km)
R26-UY.svg Brigadier Gral. Leandro Gómez
R27-UY.svg Mario Heber
R28-UY.svg Cnel. Andrés Latorre
R30-UY.svg Brigadier Gral. Eugenio Garzón The main route of the Artigas Department (260 km)
R31-UY.svg Cnel. Gorgonio Aguiar
R39-UY.svg Domingo Burgueño Miguel
R44-UY.svg Cnel. Fernando Otorgués
R56-UY.svg Cnel. Bernabé Rivera
R60-UY.svg Cnel. Manuel Francisco Artigas
R101-UY.svg Cap. Juan Antonio Artigas
R102-UY.svg Wilson Ferreira Aldunate

Types of routes

The Ministry of Transport and Public Works classifies Uruguayan Routes as Corredor Internacional, Primary Network (Red Primaria), Secondary Network (Red Secundaria) and Tertiary Network (Red Terciaria).

Corredor Internacional

Pathways linking Montevideo with the main points of departure from Uruguay.

Primary network

Pathways linking other department capitals.

Secondary and tertiary networks

Minor roads linking towns, some resorts or important agribusiness areas.

External links

  • MTPW website about the national route network (in Spanish)
  • Routes of Uruguay
  • National Routes of Uruguay, Viajando Por Uruguay
  • Photos of the National Routes of Uruguay, via Picasa Web Albums
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