Route 5 (Uruguay)
|Brigadier General Fructuoso Rivera|
|Maintenance: Ministry of Transport & Public Works|
|Length:||501 km (311 mi)|
|South end:||Montevideo (La Paloma - Tomkinson)|
Route 5 is a national route of Uruguay. In 1975, it was assigned the name Brigadier General Fructuoso Rivera, a national hero of Uruguay. It is one of the most important highways in country, along with Route 3, connecting Montevideo in the south with Rivera in the north and passing through the centre of the country. The road is approximately 501 kilometres (311 mi) in length. Upon reaching Santana do Livramento (the Brazilian extension of Rivera), the road joins federal highway BR-158.
Destinations and junctions
These are the populated places Route 5 passes through, as well as its main junctions with other National Roads.
- 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) after its junction with Route 1, near the Ángel S. Adami Airport, Route 102 connects with Carrasco International Airport.
- Km. 33 Villa Felicidad
- Km. 47 Canelones, Route 11 Southeast to Atlántida & Northwest to San José de Mayo
- Km. 75 Mendoza
- Km. 94 Route 12 Southeast to Minas & Punta Ballena
- Km. 98 Florida
- Km. 143 Sarandí Grande
- Km. 183 Durazno, Route 14 East to Sarandí del Yí & La Coronilla (Coast of Rocha), West to Trinidad & Mercedes
- Km. 249 Paso de los Toros
- Km. 265 Route 20 to Fray Bentos
- Km. 390 Tacuarembó, Route 26 West & Southwest to Paysandú, East & Southeast to Melo
- Km. 458 Route 30 Northwest to Artigas
- Km. 496 Route 27 Southeast to Vichadero and Route 6
- Km. 501 Rivera - connects to Brazilian Federal Roads BR-158 and BR-293.
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- "Mapas & Planos - República Oriental del Uruguay". Reservas.net. Retrieved 31 May 2011.
- "Information about the routes of Uruguay" (in Spanish). Turismo en Uruguay – Turismo Uruguayo .com. 2011. Retrieved 16 July 2011.
- "Kilómetro cero en Plaza Cagancha". Junta Departamental de Montevideo. 25 March 2010. Retrieved 21 July 2011.