Route 8 (Uruguay)

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Route 8
Ruta 8
Brigadier General Juan Antonio Lavalleja
Route information
Maintenance: Ministry of Transport & Public Works
Length442 km (275 mi)
Major junctions
South endMontevideo
North endAceguá
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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]


  1. ^ "LEY N° 14.361". República Oriental del Uruguay, Poder Legislativo. 1975. Archived from the original on 7 March 2014. 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. Archived from the original on 29 June 2012. 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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