Yeongdong Expressway

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Korean expressway route marker

Expressway No.50
Yeongdong Expressway
Route information
Length: 234 km (145 mi)
Existed: 1971 – present
Major junctions
From: Seochang Junction in Namdong-gu, Incheon
Korea Expressway No.110.svg Second Gyeongin Expressway
To: Gangneung Junction in Gangneung, Gangwon Province
Korea Expressway No.65.svg Donghae Expressway
Location
Major cities: Ansan, Gunpo, Uiwang, Suwon, Yongin, Icheon, Wonju
Highway system
National highways of South Korea
Expressways in South Korea
Yeongdong Expressway
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Yeongdong Gosok Doro
McCune–Reischauer Yŏngdong Kosok Toro

The Yeongdong Expressway (Korean: 영동 고속도로; Yeongdong Gosok Doro) is a freeway in South Korea. Numbered 50, it connects the Seoul area with Gangwon Province. It is named from Yeongdong, an old name for Gangwon. The road has its western end in Namdong-gu of Incheon Metropolitan City. Its eastern end lies in Gangneung near the east coast. From Incheon to Gangneung, the expressway covers 234.39 kilometers.

History[edit]

  • 24 March 1971 : Singal~Saemal (Yongin~Wonju) segment's construction begin. (Length 104km)
  • 1 December 1971 : Singal~Saemal segment opens to traffic.(2 lanes)
  • 31 December 1973 : Yangji IC (Yongin) opens to traffic.
  • 26 March 1974 : Saemal~Gangneung segment(Length 97km) begins construction.
  • 14 October 1975 : Saemal~Gangneung segment opens to traffic.(2 lanes)
  • 10 April 1976 : Maseong IC opens to traffic.
  • 5 January 1977 : Deokpyeong IC opens to traffic.
  • 15 December 1988 : Connected of Donghae Expressway.
  • 12 April 1989 : Ansan~Singal Segment(Length 23.2km) begins construction.(4 lanes)
  • 27 February 1991 : Seochang~Ansan Segment (Length 27.6km) begins construction.(6 lanes)
  • 29 November 1991 : Ansan~Singal segment opens to traffic.
  • 6 November 1991 : Work begins to widen to 4 lanes in Singal~Wonju segment.
  • 6 July 1994 : Seochang~Ansan segment opens to traffic.
  • 12 December 1994 : Singal~Wonju widen to 4 lanes.
  • 24 November 1995 : Work begins to widen to 4 lanes in Wonju~Woljeong TG.
  • 30 July 1996 : Work begins to widen to 4 lanes in Woljeong TG~Hoenggye.
  • 27 December 1996 : Work begins to widen to 4 lanes in Hoenggye~Gangneung.
  • January 1997 : Work begins to widen to 6 lanes in Ansan~Singal.
  • 20 December 1997 : Wonju~Saemal widen to 4 lanes.
  • 15 July 1999 : Saemal~Woljeong TG widen to 4 lanes.
  • 22 July 2000 : Woljeong TG~Hoenggye widen to 4 lanes.
  • 2 May 2001 : Ansan~Singal widen to 4 lanes.
  • 28 November 2001 : Hoenggye~Gangneung widen to 4 lanes.
  • 31 October 2007 : Work begins to widen to 8 lanes in Singal~Hobeop.
  • 29 December 2010 : Singal~Yangji widen to 6 lanes.
  • 14 December 2011 : Yangji~Hobeop widen to 8 lanes.
  • 28 March 2013 : Seochang~Gunja widen to 10 lanes.

Gallery[edit]

Compositions[edit]

Lanes[edit]

  • Yeoju IC ~ Gangneung JC : 4
  • Seochang JC ~ Wolgot JC, Gunja JC ~ Ansan IC, Ansan JC ~ N.Suwon IC, Yeoju JC ~ Yeoju IC : 6
  • Ansan IC ~ Ansan JC, N.Suwon IC ~ Singal JC, Yongin IC ~ Yeoju JC  : 8
  • Wolgot JC ~ Gunja JC, Singal JC ~ Yongin IC : 10

Length[edit]

234.4km

Limited Speed[edit]

  • 100km/h

List of Facilities[edit]

  • IC: Interchange, JC: Junction, SA: Service Area, TG:Tollgate
No. Name Korean Name Hanja Name Connections Notes Location
Incheon Begin 인천 시점 仁川 始點 National Route 39 Expressway Begin Namdong-gu,
Incheon
1 Seochang JC 서창분기점 西昌分岐點 2nd Gyeongin Expressway
(Expressway Route 110)
2 Wolgot JC 월곶분기점 月串分岐點 Provincial Route 330 Siheung,

Gyeonggi-do

3 Gunja JC 군자분기점 君子分岐點 Pyeongtaek-Siheung Expressway
(Expressway Route 153)
TG Gunja TG 군자요금소 君子料金所
4 W. Ansan IC 서안산나들목 西安山나들목 National Route 39 Ansan,

Gyeonggi-do

5 Ansan IC 안산나들목 安山나들목 National Route 42
6 Ansan JC 안산분기점 安山分岐點 Seohaean Expressway
(Expressway Route 15)
7 Dundae JC 둔대분기점 屯垈分岐點 Seohaean Expressway
(Expressway Route 15)
Gunpo,

Gyeonggi-do

8 Gunpo IC 군포나들목 軍浦나들목 National Route 47
10 E. Gunpo IC 동군포나들목 東軍浦나들목 National Route 47
11 Bugok IC 부곡나들목 富谷나들목 National Route 1 Uiwang,

Gyeonggi-do

12 N. Suwon IC 북수원나들목 北水原나들목 National Route 1 Suwon,

Gyeonggi-do

13 E. Suwon IC 동수원나들목 東水原나들목 National Route 43
14 Singal JC 신갈분기점 新葛分岐點 Gyeongbu Expressway
(Expressway Route 1)
Yongin,

Gyeonggi-do

15 Maseong IC 마성나들목 麻城나들목 Provincial Route 321
17 Yongin IC 용인나들목 龍仁나들목 National Route 45
SA Yongin SA 용인휴게소 龍仁休憩所
19 Yangji IC 양지나들목 陽智나들목 National Route 17,
National Route 42
20 Deokpyeong IC 덕평나들목 德坪나들목 Provincial Route 325 Icheon,
Gyeonggi-do
SA Deokpyeong Jayeon SA 덕평자연휴게소 德坪自然休憩所
21 Hobeop JC 호법분기점 戶法分岐點 Jungbu Expressway
(Expressway Route 35)
22 Icheon IC 이천나들목 利川나들목 National Route 3
SA Yeoju SA 여주휴게소 驪州休憩所 Yeoju,
Gyeonggi-do
23 Yeoju JC 여주분기점 驪州分岐點 Jungbu Naeryuk Expressway
(Expressway Route 45)
24 Yeoju IC 여주나들목 驪州나들목 National Route 37
SA Munmak SA 문막휴게소 文幕休憩所 Incheon-bound Only Wonju,
Gangwon-do
25 Munmak IC 문막나들목 文幕나들목 National Route 42
SA Munmak SA 문막휴게소 文幕休憩所 Gangneung-bound Only
26 Manjon JC 만종분기점 萬鍾分岐點 Jungang Expressway
(Expressway Route 55)
28 Wonju IC 원주나들목 原州나들목 National Route 5
29 Saemal IC 새말나들목 새말나들목 National Route 42 Hoengseong,
Gangwon-do
SA Hoengseong SA 횡성휴게소 橫城休憩所
30 Dunnae IC 둔내나들목 屯內나들목 National Route 6
31 Myeonon IC 면온나들목 綿溫나들목 Provincial Route 408 Pyeongchang,
Gwangwon-do
32 Jangpyeong IC 장평나들목 長坪나들목 National Route 6
SA Pyeongchang SA 평창휴게소 平昌休憩所
33 Soksa IC 속사나들목 束沙나들목 National Route 6,
National Route 31
35 Jinbu IC 진부나들목 珍富나들목 National Route 6,
National Route 59
36 Hoenggye IC 횡계나들목 橫溪나들목 Provincial Route 456
SA Gangneung SA 강릉휴게소 江陵休憩所 Gangneung,
Gangwon-do
37 Gangneung JC 강릉분기점 江陵分岐點 Donghae Expressway
(Expressway Route 65)
Expressway End

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