Uruguay’s commercial relationship with Brazil and Argentina, the concentration of the population in its capital, Montevideo, and a low-use rail network, make the intra-zone trade flow mainly through the road system. For this reason, there is a road network that connects Montevideo with the main cities in the region. Three bridges over the Uruguay River connect the country with Argentina in the cities of Salto, Paysandú and Fray Bentos, while access to Brazil is through land borders in the cities of Bella Unión, Artigas, Rivera, Aceguá, Río Branco and Chuy.
Connectivity of the main roads of Uruguay with Brazil and Argentina
Uruguay has the highest degree of road connectivity and the densest road network in all Latin American countries. Moreover, it is the third country in South America in terms of road quality (The Global Competitiveness Report 2016, World Economic Forum).