Hachinohe Expressway

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Hachinohe Expressway sign

Hachinohe Expressway
八戸自動車道
Route information
Length 81.3 km[2] (50.5 mi)
Existed 1986[1] – present
Major junctions
From Ashiro Junction in Hachimantai, Iwate
Tōhoku Expressway
To Hachinohe-kita Interchange in Hachinohe, Aomori
Momoishi Road
Japanese National Route Sign 0045.svg National Route 45
Location
Major cities Ninohe, Iwate, Hachinohe, Aomori
Highway system
National highways of Japan
Expressways of Japan

The Hachinohe Expressway (八戸自動車道, Hachinohe Jidōsha-dō) is a 4-laned national expressway in the Tōhoku region of Japan. It is owned and operated by East Nippon Expressway Company.

Overview[edit]

The expressway is officially referred to as the Tōhoku Jūkan Expressway Hachinohe Route.[3]

The route connects the city of Hachinohe with the Tōhoku Expressway in Iwate Prefecture. From the terminus at Hachinohe-kita Interchange, there are plans to extend the route northward to the terminus of the Aomori Expressway through a series of toll roads.

History[edit]

The Hachinohe Expressway was opened on November 27, 1986, with the Momoishi Extension to the Second Michinoku Toll Road opening later in 1995. After the Great East Japan Earthquake the expressway was made free to use temporarily for those who were impacted by the disaster. Tolls resumed in March 2012.[4]

Future[edit]

Starting at the Momoishi Road Extension, the expressway is planned to be extended north and west to connect with the Aomori Expressway and the northern terminus of the Tōhoku Expressway at the Aomori Interchange. This will be done by linking existing roads, such as the Michinoku Toll Road and Daini-Michinoku Toll Road, and the completion of the Kamikita Expressway between them.[5]

List of interchanges and features[edit]

Main Route[edit]

No. Name Connections Dist. from
Origin
Dist. from
Terminus
Bus Stop Notes Location
(46) Ashiro JCT Tōhoku Expressway 0.0 68.2 [77.6] Hachimantai Iwate
1 Jōbōji IC Pref. Route 6 (Ninohe Itsukaichi Route) 14.9 53.3 [62.7] Ninohe
PA Ninohe PA 19.6 48.6 [58.0]
BR Mabechigawa Bridge Ichinohe
2 Ichinohe IC Japanese National Route Sign 0004.svg National Route 4 (Ichinohe Bypass) 26.8 41.4 [50.8]
TN Oritsume Tunnel
Kunohe
3 Kunohe IC Japanese National Route Sign 0340.svg National Route 340
Pref. Route 22 (Karumai Kunohe Route)
38.2 30.0 [39.4]
SA Oritsume SA 43.9 24.3 [33.7] Karumai
4 Karumai IC Japanese National Route Sign 0340.svg National Route 340
Pref. Route 264 (Ninohe Karumai Route)
48.2 20.0 [29.4]
5 Nangō IC Pref. Route 42 (Nagawa Hashikami Route) 57.8 10.4 [19.8] Hachinohe Aomori
PA Fukuchi PA 62.2 6.0 [15.4] Nanbu
5-1 Hachinohe JCT Japan road sign 325.svg Branch Route
Hachinohe-Kuji Expressway (Planned)
64.4 3.8 [13.2] Branch Route ←→ Hachinohe IC: No Access Hachinohe
6 Hachinohe IC Pref. Route 29 (Hachinohe Kanjō Route) 68.2 0.0

Branch route[edit]

No. Name Connections Dist. from
Origin
Dist. from
Terminus
Bus Stop Notes Location
5-1 Hachinohe JCT Japan road sign 325.svg Main Route 64.4 13.2 Branch Route ←→ Hachinohe IC: No Access Hachinohe, Aomori
7 Hachinohe-kita IC Japanese National Route Sign 0045.svg National Route 45 77.6 0.0
Through to Momoishi Road

Momoishi Road Extension[edit]

The Momoishi Road is the first of many extensions of the Hachinohe Expressway that travel northbound towards Aomori. It is maintained and tolled by the East Nippon Expressway Company, however, drivers continuing north to the Daini-Michinoku Toll Road are tolled by the Aomori Prefecture Road Corporation which does not accept ETC payment.

Momoishi Toll Road Route Sign.svg

Momoishi Road
百石道路 (Momoishi Dōro)
Route information
Maintained by East Nippon Expressway Company
Length 5.1 km[6] (3.2 mi)
Existed 1995 – present
Major junctions
South end Hachinohe
Hachinohe Expressway
North end Oirase
Daini-Michinoku Toll Road
Highway system
National highways of Japan
Expressways of Japan
No. Name Connections Dist. from
Origin
Dist. from
Terminus
Notes Location
7 Hachinohe-kita IC Japanese National Route Sign 0045.svg National Route 45 0.0 5.1 Direct Access from
Hachinohe Expressway
Hachinohe, Aomori
8 Shimoda Momoishi IC Japanese National Route Sign 0045.svg National Route 45 5.1 0.0 Direct Access to
Daini-Michinoku Toll Road
Oirase, Aomori
Through to Daini-Michinoku Toll Road

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hachinohe City Census and History" (pdf). Retrieved 2008-04-13. 
  2. ^ "E-NEXCO Expressway Data". Retrieved 2008-04-13. 
  3. ^ Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. "High Standard Trunk Road Map" (PDF). Archived from the original (pdf) on 2011-09-20. Retrieved 2008-04-13. 
  4. ^ http://www.city.hachinohe.aomori.jp/index.cfm/26,56977,84,222,html
  5. ^ http://www.pref.aomori.lg.jp/kotsu/build/koukikakudouro_kako_ibennto.html: "Past Events List". Aomori Prefecture Road Administration. Browse Dec. 30, 2017.
  6. ^ https://goo.gl/maps/M414miCsgko

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