Donghae Expressway

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Korean expressway route marker

Expressway No.65
Donghae Expressway
Route information
Part of AH6
Length: 132.28 km (82.19 mi)
Existed: 1975 – present
Major junctions
South end: Haeundae-gu, Busan
  43
North end: Sokcho, Gangwon-do
Highway system
National highways of South Korea
Expressways in South Korea
Donghae Expressway
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Donghae Gosok Doro
McCune–Reischauer Tonghae Kosok Toro

The Donghae Expressway(Korean: 동해 고속도로; Donghae Gosok Doro), approximately meaning "East Coast Expressway", is a freeway in South Korea, connecting Sokcho to Busan. It is numbered 65 and it is planned that this expressway will eventually extend all the way along the east coast to Haeundae in Busan. Its current length is 62.1 km. It is one of the Asia Highway Route 6.

History[edit]

  • 26 March 1974 : Construction Begin
  • 14 October 1975 : Mojeon~Donghae segment opens to traffic. (2 Lane)
  • 11 July 1986 : Construction begin of Jukheon~Mojeon
  • 15 December 1988 : Jukheon~Donghae segment opens to traffic. (2 Lane)
  • 20 August 1999 : Work begins to widen to 4 lanes in Hyeonnam~Donghae.
  • November 2001 : Construction Begin of Haeundae~Ulsan
  • 26 November 2001 : Hyeonnam~Gangneung segment opens to traffic. (4 Lane)
  • 24 November 2004 : Gangneung~Donahae Segment opens to traffic. (4 Lane)
  • December 2004 : Construction Begin of Hyeonnam~Sokcho.
  • 29 December 2008 : Haeundae~Ulsan segment opens to traffic. (6 Lane)
  • 31 March 2009 : Construction Begin of Donghae~S.Samcheok
  • June 2009 : Construction Begin of Ulsan~Pohang
  • 27 December 2009 : Hyeonnam~Hajodae segment opens to traffic.
  • 21 December 2012 : Hajodae~Yangyang segment opens to traffic.
  • November 2014 : Donghae~S.Samcheok segment will open to traffic.
  • December 2014 : Ulsan~Pohang segment will open to traffic.
  • December 2015 : Yangyang~Sokcho segment will open to traffic.
  • 2020 : Pohang~S.Samcheok segment will open to traffic.

Compositions[edit]

Lanes[edit]

  • Busan~Songjeong IC, Donghae IC ~ Gangneung IC, Gangneung JC ~ Yangyang IC : 4
  • Songjeong IC ~ Ulsan JC, Gangneung IC ~ Gangneung JC : 6

Length[edit]

  • Busan~Ulsan: 47.2 km
  • Donghae~Yangyang: 85.08 km
  • Total: 132.28 km

Limited Speed[edit]

  • All segment of Donghae Expressway are 100 km/h

List of Facilities[edit]

  • IC: Interchange, JC: Junction, SA: Service Area, TG:Tollgate

Busan~Ulsan 47.2km[edit]

No. Name Korean Name Hanja Name Connections Notes Location
Busan Begin 부산 시점 釜山 始點 Jangsan-ro
(Busan Metropolitan City Expressway Route 77)
Expressway Begin Haeundae-gu,
Busan
1 Haeundae IC 해운대나들목 海雲臺 Jangsan-ro
(Busan Metropolitan City Expressway Route 77)
TG Haeundae-Songjeong TG 해운대송정요금소 海雲臺松亭料金所 Gijang,
Busan
2 Songjeong IC 송정나들목 松亭나들목 Sokcho-bound Only
3 Gijang-Ilgwang IC 기장일광나들목 機張日光나들목 National Route 14
4 Jangan IC 장안나들목 長安나들목 National Route 14
SA Jangan SA 장안휴게소 長安休憩所
5 Onyang IC 온양나들목 溫陽나들목 National Route 14,
Provincial Route 1028
Ulju,
Ulsan
6 Cheongnyang IC 청량나들목 靑良나들목 National Route 14
7 Munsu IC 문수나들목 文殊나들목 National Route 7
8 Ulsan JC 울산분기점 蔚山分岐點 Ulsan Expressway
(Expressway Route 16)
  • Ulsan~Pohang segment: will opens to traffic at 2014.
  • Pohang~S.Samcheok segment: will under construction.
  • S.Samcheok~Donghae segment: will opens to traffic at 2014.

Donghae~Yangyang 85.1km[edit]

No. Name Korean Name Hanja Name Connections Notes Location
31 Donghae IC 동해나들목 東海나들목 National Route 7 Donghae,
Gangwon-do
32 Mangsang IC 망상나들목 望祥나들목 National Route 7
SA Donghae SA 동해휴게소 東海休憩所 Busan-bound Only
SA Okgye SA 옥계휴게소 玉溪休憩所 Sokcho-bound Only Gangneung,
Gangwon-do
33 Okgye IC 옥계나들목 玉溪나들목 National Route 7
34 S. Gangneung IC 남강릉나들목 南江陵나들목 National Route 7
SA Gujeong SA 구정휴게소 邱井休憩所
35 Gangneung IC 강릉나들목 江陵나들목 National Route 7
36 Gangneung JC 강릉분기점 江陵分岐點 Yeongdong Expressway
(Expressway Route 50)
37 N. Gangneung IC 북강릉나들목 北江陵나들목 National Route 7
38 Hyeonnam IC 현남나들목 縣南나들목 National Route 7 Yangyang,
Gangwon-do
SA Yangyang SA 양양휴게소 襄陽休憩所
39 Hajodae IC 하조대나들목 河趙臺나들목 National Route 7
40 Yangyang IC 양양나들목 襄陽나들목 National Route 44,
National Route 56,
National Route 59
Example
  • Yangyang~Sokcho Segment : will opens to traffic at 2015.

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