Route 3 (Uruguay)

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Route 3
Ruta 3
General José Artigas
Route information
Maintenance: Ministry of Transport & Public Works
Length: 564.6 km (350.8 mi)
Major junctions
South end: Km.67 of Route 1
(near Puntas de Valdez & Rafael Perazza)
Kilometre Zero is in Centro, Montevideo
 

San José Department:
San José de Mayo
  - Route 11 W > Ecilda Paullier, Route 1
  - Route 11 E > Atlántida
Flores Department:
Trinidad
  - Route 14 W > Mercedes
  - Route 14 E > Durazno, La Coronilla
Río Negro Department:
Young
  - Route 25: S > Route 24, N > Route 90
Paysandú Department:
Paysandú
  - Route 90 E
  - Route 135 of Argentina
34.5 Km after Paysandú
  - Route 26: E-SE > Tacuarembó, Melo
Salto Department:
Salto
  - Route 31 SE > Tacuarembó
Artigas Department:
23 Km before Bella Unión
  - Route 30 NE > Artigas

  > BR-472 of Brazil
North end: Bella Unión
Highway system

National Routes of Uruguay

Route 1 Route 30

Route 3 is a national route of Uruguay. In 1975, it was assigned the name General José Artigas, a national hero of Uruguay.[1] It is one of the most important highways in the country along with Route 5, connecting the south coast near Rafael Perazza with Bella Unión in the extreme northwest. The road is approximately 592 kilometres (368 mi) in length.[2][3]

Although Route 3 starts at Km. 67 of Route 1, its distance notation uses the same Kilometre Zero reference as Routes 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and IB, which is the Pillar of Peace of Plaza de Cagancha in the Centro of Montevideo.[4]

Destinations and junctions[edit]

These are the populated places Route 3 passes through, as well as its main junctions with other National Roads.

San José Department
Flores Department
Río Negro Department
  • Km. 317 Young Route 25 South to Route 24 and North to Route 90.
Paysandú Department
Salto Department
Artigas Department
  • Km. 636 Route 30 Northeast to Artigas.
  • Km. 659 Bella Unión - connects to Brazilian Federal Road BR-472.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LEY N° 14.361". República Oriental del Uruguay, Poder Legislativo. 1975. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Mapas & Planos - República Oriental del Uruguay". Reservas.net. Retrieved 2 June 2011. (Note: Length=180km, evidently a mistake)
  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. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing

Coordinates: 32°41′30″S 57°38′34.4″W / 32.69167°S 57.642889°W / -32.69167; -57.642889