Route 8 (Uruguay)

Route 8
Ruta 8
Brigadier General Juan Antonio Lavalleja
Route information
Maintenance: Ministry of Transport & Public Works
Length: 442 km (275 mi)
Major junctions
South end: Montevideo
North end: Aceguá
Highway system

National Routes of Uruguay

Route 1Route 26

Route 8 is a national route of Uruguay. In 1975, it was assigned the name Brigadier General Juan Antonio Lavalleja, a national hero of Uruguay.[1] It connects Montevideo with Aceguá in the northeast.[2][3]

The distance notation along Route 5 uses the same Kilometre Zero reference as Routes 1, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9 and IB, which is the Pillar of Peace of Plaza de Cagancha in the Centro of Montevideo.[4] The length of the road, from its beginning at Km. 13 to its end at Km. 455 is 442 kilometres (275 mi) in length.

South end

Starting from Tres Cruces in Montevideo, Avenida 8 de Octubre runs in a northeast direction and turns into Camino Maldonado in Flor de Maroñas, at the junction with (and south end of) Route 7. Camino Maldonado continues in a northeast direction and tuns into Route 8 in Punta de Rieles, 13 kilometres from Kilometre Zero.

Destinations and junctions

These are the populated places Route 8 passes through, as well as its main junctions with other National Roads.

Montevideo Department
Canelones Department
Lavalleja Department
Treinta y Tres Department
Cerro Largo Department

See also


  1. "LEY N° 14.361". República Oriental del Uruguay, Poder Legislativo. 1975. Retrieved 19 July 2011.
  2. "Mapas & Planos - República Oriental del Uruguay". Retrieved 2 June 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.
  5. "1963–1996 Statistics / A" (DOC). Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay (see Aceguá). 2004. Retrieved 21 July 2011.

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