Advanced technology will be used to upgrade the road network which provides access to Uruguay's capital city, Montevideo. New signal systems, lighting, viaducts, and interchanges will provide an orderly flow of traffic. Work on Route 1 (running between Montevideo and Colonia del Sacramento) will be completed by the end of 1986 and will include 45 kilometers of new highway and 3697 meters of bridges. Route 5, Uruguay's main North-South highway, 549 kilometers long and terminating at the Borazillian border, has now been completed. It is the backbone of the economic development of the country and carries a heavy volume of freight and tourist traffic. The new 31.5 kilometer section of Route 5 connects with Route 1 through a 12 kilometer viaduct, with two lanes 7.2 meters in width, concrete paved, and with 3 meter asphalt-paved shoulders.

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  • Accession Number: 00452160
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2004 9:59PM