Ruta 8 (Uruguay)
|Ruta 8 in Uruguay|
|Brigadier General Juan Antonio Lavalleja|
Ministerio de Transporte
y Obras Públicas
|Overall length:||457 km|
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.
- Rutas del Uruguay, Hoy: Ruta 8 (Spanish), accessed July 5, 2017
- Ley 14361 ( page no longer available , search in web archives ) Info: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (Spanish) from parlamento.gub.uy, accessed July 5, 2017