88 Olympic Expressway

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Korean expressway route marker

Expressway No.12
88 Olympic Expressway
Route information
Length: 183 km (114 mi)
Major junctions
West end: Goseo Junction in Damyang or Gwangju South Jeolla Province
Korea Expressway No.25.svg Honam Expressway
East end: Okpo Junction in Dalseong, Daegu
Korea Expressway No.451.svg Guma Expressway(Jungbu naeryuk Expressway Branch Line)
Location
Major cities: Namwon
Highway system
National highways of South Korea
Expressways in South Korea
88 Olympic Expressway
Hangul 88
Hanja 88 올림픽
Revised Romanization Palpal Ollimpik Gosok Doro
McCune–Reischauer P'alp'al Ollimp'ik Kosok Toro

The 88 Olympic Expressway(Korean: 88올림픽 고속도로, Pal-pal(88) Oliympic Gosok Doro) is a freeway in South Korea, connecting Gwangju to Daegu (175.3 km). It is only expressway that has 2 lanes in South Korea.

History[edit]

  • 14 November 1973: Goseo-Damyang Segment opens to traffic for Branch Line of Honam Expressway
  • 11 October 1981: Construction Begin
  • 11 August 1984: Damyang-Okpo segment opens to traffic. (2 Lanes)
  • 7 December 2006: Goseo-Damyang, Goryeong-Okpo segments widen 4~6 lanes.
  • 8 November 2007: Muan Airport-Gwangju segment opens to traffic. (4 Lanes)
  • December 2015: Damyang~Goryeong segment will widen 4 lanes.

Compositions[edit]

Lanes[edit]

  • Goseo JC~Damyang JC, E.Goryeong IC~Okpo JC: 6
  • Damyang JC~Damyang IC: 4
  • Damyang IC~E.Goryeong IC: 2

Length[edit]

  • 181.6 km

Limited Speed[edit]

  • Damyang IC~E.Goryeong IC: 80 km/h (in Some area, 70 km/h)
  • Goseo IC~Damyang IC, E.Goryeong IC~Okpo JC: 100 km/h

List of Facilities[edit]

  • IC: Interchange, JC: Junction, SA: Service Area, TG:Tollgate
  • Muan Airport ~ Gwangju segment's name is Muan–Gwangju Expressway.
No. Name Korean Name Hanja Name Connections Notes Location
12 Goseo JC 고서분기점 古西分岐點 Honam Expressway
(Expressway route 25)
Damyang,
Jeollanam-do
13 Damyang JC 담앙분기점 潭陽分岐點 Gochang–Damyang Expressway
(Expressway route 253)
14 Damyang IC 담양나들목 潭陽나들목 National Route 29
15 Sunchang IC 순창나들목 淳昌나들목 National Route 27 Sunchang,
Jeollabuk-do
16 Namwon JC 남원분기점 南原分岐點 Suncheon–Wanju Expressway
(Expressway route 27)
Namwon,
Jeollabuk-do
17 Namwon IC 남원나들목 南原나들목 Korea National Route 17
18 S.Jangsu IC 남장수나들목 南長水나들목 National Route 19 level crossing Junction Jangsu,
Jeollanam-do
SA Jirisan SA 지리산휴게소 智異山休憩所 Namwon,
Jeollabok-do
19 Jirisan IC 지리산나들목 智異山나들목 Provincial Route 37
20 Hamyang IC 함양나들목 咸陽나들목 Provincial Route 37 Hamyang,
Gyeongsangnam-do
21 Hamyang JC 함양분기점 咸陽分岐點 Tongyeong–Daejeon Expressway
(Expressway route 35)
22 Geochang IC 거창나들목 居昌나들목 National Route 24,
National Route 37
Geochang,
Gyeongsangnam-do
23 Gajo IC 가조나들목 加祚나들목 Provincial Route 1099
SA Geochang SA 거창휴게소 居昌休憩所
24 Haeinsa IC 해인사나들목 海印寺나들목 Provincial Route 1084 Hapcheon,
Gyeongsangnam-do
25 Goryeong IC 고령나들목 高靈나들목 National Route 26,
National Route 33
Goryeong,
Gyeongsangbuk-do
26 E.Goryeong IC 동고령나들목 東高靈나들목 National Route 26
27 Goryeong JC 고령분기점 高靈分岐點 Jungbu Naeryuk Expressway
(Expressway route 45)
SA Nongong SA 논공휴게소 論工休憩所 Dalseong,
Daegu
28 Okpo JC 옥포분기점 玉浦分岐點 Jungbu Naeryuk Branch Expressway
(Expressway route 451)

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Coordinates: 35°09′34″N 126°51′09″E / 35.159545°N 126.852601°E / 35.159545; 126.852601