Route 3 (Uruguay)

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Route 3
Ruta 3
General José Artigas
Route 3-Uruguay.png
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Route information
Maintenance: Ministry of Transport & Public Works
Length564.6 km (350.8 mi)
Major junctions
South endKm.67 of Route 1
(near Puntas de Valdez & Rafael Perazza)
Kilometre Zero is in Centro, Montevideo
  San José Department:

San José de Mayo
  - Route 11 W > Ecilda Paullier, Route 1
  - Route 11 E > Atlántida
Flores Department:
  - Route 14 W > Mercedes
  - Route 14 E > Durazno, La Coronilla
Río Negro Department:
  - Route 25: S > Route 24, N > Route 90
Paysandú Department:
  - Route 90 E
  - Route 135 of Argentina
34.5 Km after Paysandú
  - Route 26: E-SE > Tacuarembó, Melo
Salto Department:
  - Route 31 SE > Tacuarembó
Artigas Department:
23 Km before Bella Unión
  - Route 30 NE > Artigas


  > BR-472 of Brazil
North endBella Unión
Highway system
National Routes of Uruguay
R1-UY.svg Route 1 Route 30 R30-UY.svg

Route 3 is a national route of Uruguay. In 1975, it was assigned the name General José Artigas , the foremost national hero of Uruguay. [1] It is one of the most important highways in the country along with Route 5, connecting the south coast near Rafael Perazza with Bella Unión in the extreme northwest. The road is approximately 592 kilometres (368 mi) in length. [2] [3]

The National Routes of 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.

Uruguay republic in South America

Uruguay, officially the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, is a country in the southeastern region of South America. It borders Argentina to its west and Brazil to its north and east, with the Río de la Plata to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast. Uruguay is home to an estimated 3.44 million people, of whom 1.8 million live in the metropolitan area of its capital and largest city, Montevideo. With an area of approximately 176,000 square kilometers (68,000 sq mi), Uruguay is geographically the second-smallest nation in South America, after Suriname.

Route 5 (Uruguay) highway in Uruguay

Route 5 is a national route of Uruguay. In 1975, it was assigned the name Brigadier General Fructuoso Rivera, a national hero of Uruguay. It is one of the most important highways in country, along with Route 3, connecting Montevideo in the south with Rivera in the north and passing through the centre of the country. The road is approximately 501 kilometres (311 mi) in length. Upon reaching Santana do Livramento, the road joins federal highway BR-158.

Although Route 3 starts at Km. 67 of Route 1, its distance notation uses the same Kilometre Zero reference as Routes 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and IB, which is the Pillar of Peace of Plaza de Cagancha in the Centro of Montevideo. [4]

Route 1 (Uruguay) highway in Uruguay

Route 1 is a national route of Uruguay. In 1975, it was assigned the name Brigadier General Manuel Oribe, a national hero of Uruguay. It connects Montevideo with Colonia del Sacramento to the west along the coast. The road is approximately 177 kilometres (110 mi) in length.

Plaza de Cagancha Plaza in Montevideo Department, Uruguay

Plaza de Cagancha, or Plaza Cagancha, also known as Plaza Libertad, is a square of the Uruguayan capital, Montevideo. It is located on Montevideo's main avenue, 18 de Julio Avenue, in the barrio of Centro.

Centro, Montevideo Barrio in Montevideo Department, Uruguay

Centro is the inner city barrio of Montevideo, Uruguay. Its main avenue is 18 de Julio Avenue. It is delimited by La Paz Str. to the North, Florida Str. and Andes Str. to the West, Canelones Str. to the South and Barrios Amorin Str. to the East. It used to be the main commercial venue of the city, but after the opening of the first malls, many small stores started closing down. Now, that process is being reverted and the area is coming back to life.

Destinations and junctions

These are the populated places Route 3 passes through, as well as its main junctions with other National Roads.

San José Department
Puntas de Valdez Village in San José Department, Uruguay

Puntas de Valdez is a village in the San José Department of southern Uruguay.

Rafael Perazza Village in San José Department, Uruguay

Rafael Perazza is a village in the San José Department of southern Uruguay.

San José de Mayo Capital city in San José Department, Uruguay

San José de Mayo is the capital city of the San José Department in southern Uruguay.

Flores Department
Trinidad, Uruguay Capital city in Flores, Uruguay

Trinidad is the capital city of Flores in southern Uruguay.

La Coronilla Village in Rocha Department, Uruguay

La Coronilla is a village in the Rocha Department of southeastern Uruguay.

Rocha Department Place in Uruguay

Rocha is a department in the east of Uruguay. Its capital is the city of Rocha. It borders Maldonado Department to its west, Lavalleja Department to its northwest, Treinta y Tres Department to its north, while to its northeast Laguna Merín forms part of its border with Brazil and at the south end of the lake it also borders the southernmost end of Brazil, with the city of Chuy "shared" between both countries, the border passing through its main commercial avenue.

Río Negro Department
Young, Uruguay City in Río Negro Department, Uruguay

Young is a city in the centre of the Río Negro Department of Uruguay.

Paysandú Department
General Artigas Bridge

The General Artigas Bridge is an international road bridge that crosses the Uruguay River and joins Argentina and Uruguay. It runs between Colón, Entre Ríos Province, Argentina, and Paysandú, Paysandú Department, Uruguay. It is a cantilever bridge with a total length of 2,350 metres (7,709 ft). The main span of the bridge measures 140 metres (460 ft) in length.

Melo, Uruguay Capital city in Cerro Largo, Uruguay

Melo is the capital city of the Cerro Largo Department of north-eastern Uruguay. As of the census of 2011, it is the ninth most populated city of the country.

Salto Department
Artigas Department

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Salto Department Place in Uruguay

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Rivera Department Place in Uruguay

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Tacuarembó Department Place in Uruguay

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Tourism in Uruguay

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Route 8 (Uruguay) highway in Uruguay

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Route 9 (Uruguay) highway in Uruguay

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Ruta Interbalnearia highway in Uruguay

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Route 26 (Uruguay) highway in Uruguay

Route 26 is a national route of Uruguay. It is one of the main Uruguayan routes covering the country from west to east, connecting Río Branco to other cities like Melo and Tacuarembó. Its "Kilometer Zero", is at the route 3 junction.

Argentina–Uruguay border divides the territories of Argentina and Uruguay

The Argentina–Uruguay border is a line of 579 km marked by the Uruguay River, and is the border between Argentina and Uruguay. It starts in a triple border Argentina-Uruguay-Brazil, at the mouth of the Quaraí River in the Uruguay. The course follows the Uruguay river, passing west of the Uruguayan departments of Artigas, Salto, Paysandu, Rio Negro, Soriano and Colonia and the Argentine provinces of Corrientes, Entre Rios and Buenos Aires, until the confluence of the Uruguay and the Paraná rivers into the Rio de la Plata.


  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.(Note: Length=180km, evidently a mistake)
  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.

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    Coordinates: 32°41′30″S57°38′34.4″W / 32.69167°S 57.642889°W / -32.69167; -57.642889