The National Routes of Uruguay (officially in Spanish, Rutas nacionales de Uruguay) are the most important transport routes in the country, linking all locations. It has a network of 8,698 km of which 303 km are with concrete, asphalt 3,164 km, 4,220 km bituminous and 1,009 km rough.
Types of routes
The Ministry of Transport and Public Works classifies Uruguayan Routes as Corredor Internacional, Primary Network (Red Primaria), Secondary Network (Red Secundaria) and Tertiary Network (Red Terciaria).
Pathways linking Montevideo with the main points of departure from Uruguay.
- Route 1, all the way.
- Route 2,all the way.
- Route 3, all the way.
- Route 5, all the way.
- Route 8, from the beginning of Montevideo to Treinta y Tres.
- Route 9, all the way.
Pathways linking other department capitals.
- Route 6: the nearest stretch to Montevideo (80 km approximately).
- Route 7: the nearest stretch to Montevideo (100 km approximately).
- Route 8: from Treinta y Tres to Aceguá.
- Route 21: all the way.
- Route 24: all the way.
- Route 26: all the way.
- Route 30: from the junction with Route 5 to Artigas.
- Ruta Interbalnearia: all the way.
Secondary and tertiary networks
Minor roads linking towns, some resorts or important agribusiness areas.