Route 8 (Uruguay)
|Brigadier General Juan Antonio Lavalleja|
|Maintenance: Ministry of Transport & Public Works|
|Length:||442 km (275 mi)|
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. It connects Montevideo with Aceguá in the northeast.
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. The length of the road, from its beginning at Km. 13 to its end at Km. 455 is 442 kilometres (275 mi) in length.
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
These are the populated places Route 8 passes through, as well as its main junctions with other National Roads.
- Km. 17.5 Villa García - Manga Rural, Route 102 Southeast to Carrasco International Airport and West to Ángel S. Adami Airport.
- Km. 29 Route 101 Southwest to Carrasco International Airport.
- Km. 31 Pando
- Km. 39 Empalme Olmos, Route 82 Northwest to Route 7 & Route 34 South to Ruta Interbalnearia near Salinas.
- Km. 46 Route 11 South to Atlántida & Northwest to San José de Mayo.
- Km. 66 Route 9 East to Pan de Azúcar, Rocha and Chuy.
- Km. 69 Route 80 North to Migues
- Km. 80 Solís de Mataojo
- Km. 91 Route 81 West to Montes & East to Route 60.
- Km. 109.5 Parque Salus
- Km. 116.5 Route 12 South to Route 9 & Punta Ballena.
- Km. 118 Minas
- Km. 143 Villa Serrana
- Km. 150 Route 13 Northeast to Aiguá & Route 16 (near the Laguna Negra).
- Km. 181 Mariscala
- Km. 215 Pirarajá, Route 58 West to Route 40
- Km. 237 Route 14 merges from the West (Mercedes, Trinidad, Durazno, Sarandí del Yí and Zapicán.
- Km. 254 José Pedro Varela and Route 14 splits East to Lascano and La Coronilla.
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- "Mapas & Planos - República Oriental del Uruguay". Reservas.net. Retrieved 2 June 2011.
- "Information about the routes of Uruguay" (in Spanish). Turismo en Uruguay – Turismo Uruguayo .com. 2011. Retrieved 16 July 2011.
- "Kilómetro cero en Plaza Cagancha". Junta Departamental de Montevideo. 25 March 2010. Retrieved 21 July 2011.
- "1963–1996 Statistics / A" (DOC). Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay (see Aceguá). 2004. Retrieved 21 July 2011.
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