Route 1 (Uruguay)

Route 1
Ruta 1
Brigadier General Manuel Oribe
Route information
Maintenance: Ministry of Transport & Public Works
Length: 174.29 km (108.30 mi)
Major junctions
East end: Montevideo (Bella Vista)

Montevideo Department:
Km.9 La Paloma - Tomkinson
  - Route 5 N > Canelones, Florida,
    Durazno, Tacuarembó, Rivera
San José Department:
Km.52 Libertad
  - Route 45 N > Rodríguez > ...
Km.61 (6.5 km after Puntas de Valdez)
  - Route 3 N San José, Trinidad, Young,
    Paysandú, Salto, Bella Unión
Km.101 Ecilda Paullier
  - Route 11 E > San José de Mayo,
    Canelones, Atlántida > Route IB
Colonia Department:
Km.127 (7 km after Colonia Valdense)
  - Route 2 N > Rosario, Cardona, NW >
    Mercedes, Fray Bentos, Argentina R.136
Km.137 (17 km after Colonia Valdense)
  - Route 54 S > Juan Lacaze
  - Route 54 N > Route 12
Km.148 (28 km after Colonia Valdense)
  - Route 22 N > Tarariras, NW > Route 21
Km.163 (43 km after Colonia Valdense)
  - Route 50 NE > Tarariras

  > (Avenida Franklin D. Roosevelt)
West end: Colonia del Sacramento
Highway system

National Routes of Uruguay

Route 21Route IB

Route 1 is a national route of Uruguay. In 1975, it was assigned the name Brigadier General Manuel Oribe, a national hero of Uruguay.[1] It connects Montevideo with Colonia del Sacramento to the west along the coast. The road is approximately 177 kilometres (110 mi) in length.[2][3]

The distance notation along Route 1 uses the same Kilometre Zero reference as Routes 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and IB, which is the Pillar of Peace of Plaza de Cagancha in the Centro of Montevideo.[4]

Route 1 crosses the Santa Lucia River on the border between the departments of Montevideo and San Jose along a modern 4-lane bridge with a length of 800 metres. It was crossed by the old 2-lane bridge opened in 1925 on the old Route 1, which still exists today and is used as a shortcut by the people of Santiago Vázquez.

Destinations and junctions

These are the populated places Route 5 passes through, as well as its main junctions with other National Roads.

Montevideo Department
San José Department
Colonia Department


  1. "LEY N° 14.361". República Oriental del Uruguay, Poder Legislativo. 1975. Retrieved 19 July 2011.
  2. "Mapas & Planos - República Oriental del Uruguay". Retrieved 31 May 2011.
  3. "Information about the routes of Uruguay" (in Spanish). Turismo en Uruguay – Turismo Uruguayo .com. 2011. Retrieved 16 July 2011.
  4. "Kilómetro cero en Plaza Cagancha". Junta Departamental de Montevideo. 25 March 2010. Retrieved 21 July 2011.
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Coordinates: 34°21′56″S 57°3′39.6″W / 34.36556°S 57.061000°W / -34.36556; -57.061000

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