Ruta 8 (Uruguay)

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Ruta 8 in Uruguay
Brigadier General Juan Antonio Lavalleja
Ruta 8 (Uruguay)
Course of the R 8
Basic data
Operator: Ministerio de Transporte
y Obras Públicas
Overall length: 457 km

Departments :

Course of the road
Locality (0)  Montevideo
Locality (31)  Pando
Locality (115)  Minas
flow (207)  Río Cebollatí
flow (284)  Río Olimar
Locality (285)  Treinta y Tres
Locality (393)  Melo
Locality (457)  Aceguá

The Ruta 8, Brigadier General Juan Antonio Lavalleja , is a trunk road in Uruguay .

It is one of the most important roads in the country with a total length of 457 kilometers. Its name can be traced back to the former president of Uruguay, Juan Antonio Lavalleja .

It runs from the Montevidean district of Punta de Rieles - Bella Italia in a north-easterly direction to the Cerro Largo department in the border town of Aceguá . There it is transferred to the BR-153 on Brazilian territory. On its way to there it leads through the three departmental capitals Minas , Treinta y Tres , where it crosses the Río Olimar , and Melo , where it crosses the Ruta 26 .

The road is only developed as a motorway for the first 25 kilometers up to the vicinity of Pando . It then leads north as a simple but well signposted road in good condition and with a wide shoulder. The road surface consists of a kind of concrete base up to the city of Minas. Then the route is paved to its end point.

Web links

Commons : Route 8, Uruguay  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Rutas del Uruguay, Hoy: Ruta 8 (Spanish), accessed July 5, 2017
  2. Ley 14361  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (Spanish) from, accessed July 5, 2017@1@ 2Template: Dead Link /  
Rio Olimar near Trenta y Tres, in front the road bridge of the Ruta 8