Higashi-Mito Road

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National Route 6 shield

Higashi-Mito Road
東水戸道路
Route information
Existed: 1996[1] – present
Major junctions
From: Mito-minami Interchange in Mito, Ibaraki
Japan road sign 325.svg Kita-Kantō Expressway
Japanese National Route Sign 0006.svg National Route 6
To: Hitachinaka Interchange in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki
Japan road sign 325.svg Hitachinaka Road
Japanese National Route Sign 0245.svg National Route 245
Highway system
National highways of Japan
Expressways of Japan

The Higashi-Mito Road (東水戸道路 Higashimito Dōro?) is a 4-laned toll road in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. It is owned and operated by East Nippon Expressway Company.

Overview[edit]

The route is officially designated as a bypass for National Route 6, however it is functionally an extension of the Kita-Kantō Expressway. As such it is classified as a national highway for motor vehicles only with national expressway concurrency (高速自動車国道に並行する一般国道自動車専用道路 Kōsoku Jidōsha Kokudō ni Heikōsuru Ippan Kokudō Jidōsha Senyō Dōro?)[3] with the same design standard as other national expressways.

The first section was opened to traffic in 1996 and a bridge crossing the Naka River was finished in 1999,[4] completing the route. The road was expanded from 2 to 4 lanes in 2000.[4]

List of interchanges and features[edit]

No. Name Connections Notes Location
(all in Ibaraki)
Through to Japan road sign 325.svg Kita-Kantō Expressway
17 Mito-minami IC Japanese National Route Sign 0006.svg National Route 6 (Mito Bypass) Mito
18 Mito-Ōarai IC Japanese National Route Sign 0051.svg National Route 51
BR Naka River
Hitachinaka
19/
TB
Hitachinaka IC
Hitachinaka Toll Gate
Japanese National Route Sign 0245.svg National Route 245 TB collects tolls for through traffic to Hitachinaka Road
Through to Japan road sign 325.svg Hitachinaka Road

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Kanto Bureau. "Hitachi Area Road History". Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  2. ^ "E-NEXCO Expressway Data". Retrieved 2008-04-13. 
  3. ^ Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. "High Standard Trunk Road Map" (pdf). Retrieved 2008-04-13. 
  4. ^ a b Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Kanto Bureau. "Hitachi Area Road History". Retrieved 2008-05-15. [dead link]

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