Route 6 (Uruguay)

Route 6
Ruta 6
Joaquín Suárez
Route information
Maintenance: Ministry of Transport & Public Works
Length: 428 km (266 mi)
Major junctions
South end: Montevideo
North end: Paso de Frontera
Highway system

National Routes of Uruguay

Route 1Route 27

Route 6 is a national route of Uruguay. In 1981, it was assigned the name Joaquín Suárez.[1] It connects Montevideo with the northeast of Rivera Department, at Vichadero, with an extension reaching the border with Brazil. The road is approximately 428 kilometres long till Vichadero.

The distance notation along Route 6 uses the same Kilometre Zero reference as Routes 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9 and IB, which is the Pillar of Peace of Plaza de Cagancha in the Centro of Montevideo.[2]

The only cities apart from Montevideo it connects with are San Ramón in Canelones Department and Sarandí del Yí in Durazno Department. North of Canelones, Route 6 passes mostly through sparesely populated areas and connects with few small towns and villages.

South end

Its extension in Montevideo is Avenida de las Instrucciones, which splits into Route 33 and Route 6 in Toledo Chico, just before the border with Canelones Department.

Destinations and junctions

These are the populated places Route 6 passes through, as well as its main junctions with other National Roads.

Montevideo Department
Canelones Department
Florida Department
Durazno Department
Cerro Largo Department
Rivera Department


  1. "LEY N° 15.214". República Oriental del Uruguay, Poder Legislativo. 1981. Retrieved 19 July 2011.
  2. "Kilómetro cero en Plaza Cagancha". Junta Departamental de Montevideo. 25 March 2010. Retrieved 21 July 2011.

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