Shin-Tōmei Expressway

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Shin-Tomei Expressway sign

Shin-Tomei Expressway
新東名高速道路
Route information
Length: 253.2 km[1] (157.3 mi)
Existed: 2012 – present
Highway system
National highways of Japan
Expressways of Japan

Shin-Tōmei Expressway (新東名高速道路 Shin Tōmei Kōsoku Dōro?), literally meaning New Tōmei, is a national expressway in Japan running parallel to the Tomei Expressway as an alternate route. It is operated by Central Nippon Expressway Company.

Shin-Tōmei was partially opened on April 14, 2012 and it runs from Kanagawa prefecture to Aichi prefecture. It is planned to link with the Shizuoka Airport.

It is planned to run through to Isewangan Expressway and the Shinmeishin Expressway. The entire cost for the project from Tokyo to Osaka is 7 trillion yen (around 70 billion dollars), and expected to complete in 2020. It is planned to replace the Tōmei Expressway and Meishin Expressway as the primary roadway linking Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. "Road Timetable". Retrieved 2008-05-20. 

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