Tōkai-Kanjō Expressway

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Tōkai-Kanjō Expressway

Tōkai-Kanjō Expressway
Route 475東海環状自動車道
Route information
Length: 73 km[2] (45 mi)
Existed: 2005[1] – present
Major junctions
From: Toyota-higashi Junction in Toyota, Aichi
Japan road sign 325.svg New Tōmei Expressway
Japan road sign 325.svg Isewangan Expressway
To: Yokkaichi-kita Junction' in Yokkaichi, Mie
Japan road sign 325.svg Isewangan Expressway
Japan road sign 325.svg Shinmeishin Expressway
Location
Major cities: Seto, Toki, Minokamo
Highway system
National highways of Japan
Expressways of Japan

The Tōkai-Kanjō Expressway (東海環状自動車道 Tōkaikanjō Jidōsha-dō?) (lit. Tōkai Ring Expressway) is a toll road in the Tōkai region of Japan. It is owned and managed by Central Nippon Expressway Company.

Naming[edit]

Officially, the route is designated as National Route 475.[2] On some signs, the expressway is represented in Japanese as 東海環状道; this is done to prevent confusion with the Tōkai-Hokuriku Expressway.

Although the road is named as an expressway, it is not recognized as a national expressway. Officially it is a national highway for motor vehicles only (一般国道の自動車専用道路 Ippan Kokudō no Jidōsha Senyō Dōro?)[3] (motor vehicles must have a displacement of at least 125 cc). However, the design standard of the Tōkai-Kanjō Expressway is similar to most national expressways.

Overview[edit]

Once completed, the expressway will form a 160 km ring road for the Tōkai Region.[4] It is hoped that the expressway will reduce traffic congestion, link important industrial and manufacturing centers in the region, and facilitate access to Chubu International Airport and tourist areas in rural Gifu Prefecture.

Currently 73 km of the route has been opened to traffic. This section was opened in 2005 to coincide with the opening of Expo 2005 in Aichi Prefecture. There are 4 lanes of traffic from Toyota-higashi Junction to Toki Junction, and 2 lanes from Toki Junction to Mino-Seki Junction.

List of interchanges and features[edit]

No. Name Connections Dist. from
Origin
Notes Location
1 Toyota-higashi JCT Japan road sign 325.svg New Tōmei Expressway (Planned)
Japan road sign 325.svg Isewangan Expressway
0.0 Toyota Aichi
2 Toyota-Matsudaira IC Japanese National Route Sign 0301.svg National Route 301 3.4
PA Kuragaike PA 6.3 Highway Oasis
3 Toyota-Kanpachi IC 9.7
4 Toyota-Fujioka IC Pref. Route 13 (Toyota Tajimi Route) 15.4
5
PA
Seto-Akazu IC/PA Japanese National Route Sign 0248.svg National Route 248
Pref. Route 22 (Seto Kanjō Route)
Pref. Route 33 (Seto Shitara Route)
23.2 Seto
6 Seto-Shinano IC Japanese National Route Sign 0363.svg National Route 363 26.0
7 Toki-minami Tajimi IC Pref. Route 382 (Toki-minami Inter Route) 36.9 Toki Gifu
30-1 Toki JCT Japan road sign 325.svg Chūō Expressway 39.8
PA Gotomaki PA 41.5
8 Kani-Mitake IC Japanese National Route Sign 0021.svg National Route 21 (Kani-Mitake Bypass) 50.3 Kani
Mitake
9
SA
Minokamo IC/SA Japanese National Route Sign 0041.svg National Route 41 (Minokamo Bypass)
Pref. Route 342 (Heisei Kinen Kōen Route)
59.7 Highway Oasis Minokamo
10 Tomika-Seki IC Pref. Route 58 (Seki Kanayama Route)
Pref. Route 343 (Tomika Mino Route)
66.0 Tomika
5-1 Mino-Seki JCT Japan road sign 325.svg Tōkai-Hokuriku Expressway 73.0
Mino
11 Seki-Hiromi IC Japanese National Route Sign 0418.svg National Route 418 75.9 Opened in 2008 Seki
<12> Takatomi IC Japanese National Route Sign 0256.svg National Route 256 (Takatomi Bypass) - Planned Yamagata
<13> Gifu-Yamagata IC - Planned Gifu
<14> Motosu IC Japanese National Route Sign 0157.svg National Route 157 - Planned Motosu
<15> Ōno-Gōdo IC Pref. Route 92 (Gifu Sunami Ōno Route) - Planned Ōno
<16> Ōgaki-nishi IC Japanese National Route Sign 0021.svg National Route 21 - Planned Ōgaki
<26-1> Yōrō JCT Japan road sign 325.svg Meishin Expressway - Planned Yōrō
<17> Yōrō IC Pref. Route 30 (Hashima Yōrō Route) - Planned
<18> Kisei IC Japanese National Route Sign 0365.svg National Route 365 - Planned Inabe Mie
<19> Daian IC Japanese National Route Sign 0365.svg National Route 365 - Planned
<20> Tōin IC Pref. Route 3 (Kuwana Daian Route) - Planned Tōin
<17> Yokkaichi-kita JCT Japan road sign 325.svg Isewangan Expressway (Planned)
Japan road sign 325.svg Shinmeishin Expressway (Planned)
- Planned Yokkaichi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. "History of the Expressway Network in the Greater Nagoya Area". Retrieved 2008-04-17. 
  2. ^ a b Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. "Road Timetable". Retrieved 2008-04-18. 
  3. ^ Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. "High Standard Trunk Road Map" (pdf). Retrieved 2008-04-13. 
  4. ^ "Nagoya Urban Institute Project Page". Retrieved 2008-04-18. 

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