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|Length:||74.5 km (46.3 mi)|
|Existed:||1971 – present|
|From:||Kōya Junction in Ichikawa, Chiba
Shuto Expressway Bayshore Route
Tokyo Gaikan Expressway
|To:||Ibaraki Junction in Ibaraki, Ibaraki
|Major cities:||Funabashi, Narashino, Chiba, Sakura, Narita, Katori, Itako|
|National highways of Japan
Expressways of Japan
Officially the expressway is referred to as the Higashi-Kantō Expressway Mito Route.
The expressway commences at a junction with the Shuto Expressway Bayshore Route in western Chiba Prefecture and follows an easterly course which parallels Tokyo Bay. Just before Miyanogi Junction where the expressway meets the Keiyō Road, the route branches away from the bay and heads inland in a northeasterly direction. It continues through Chiba Prefecture, though the city of Narita, and crossing the Tone River into Ibaraki Prefecture where the expressway reaches its current terminus in Itako.
The expressway is an important route linking the greater Tokyo area with Narita International Airport. At Narita Junction travellers must switch to the Shin-Kūkō Expressway to travel the remaining distance to the airport proper.
Currently the expressway extends from Wangan-Ichikawa Interchange to Itako Interchange, however plans are underway to extend the expressway to a junction with the Kita-Kantō Expressway near Mito, Ibaraki.
The expressway is 6 lanes from the origin to Narita Junction, and the remainder is 4 lanes. The speed limit is 100 km/h, except for the section from the origin to Chiba-kita Interchange which is 80 km/h.
List of interchanges and features
|Through to Shuto Expressway Bayshore Route|
|Ichikawa JCT||0.0||74.5||Will be changed to Kōya JCT in 2015||Ichikawa||Chiba|
|<1>||Kōya JCT||Tokyo Gaikan Expressway||Opens in 2015|
|2||Wangan-Ichikawa IC||National Route 357||1.0||73.5||Ichikawa-bound exit, Itako-bound entrance only|
|<2-1>||Wangan-Funabashi IC||National Route 357||↓||↑||Opens in 2013
Itako-bound exit, Ichikawa-bound entrance only
|3||Wangan-Narashino IC||National Route 357||7.9||66.6||Itako-bound exit, Ichikawa-bound entrance only||Narashino|
|TB||Narashino Toll Gate||↓||↑|
|PA||Wangan-Makuhari PA||8.7||65.8||Mihama-ku, Chiba|
|4||Wangan-Chiba IC||National Route 357||11.6||62.9||Ichikawa-bound exit, Itako-bound entrance only|
|5||Miyanogi JCT||Keiyō Road||16.7||57.8||No access:
Keiyō southbound → Higashi-Kantō westbound
Higashi-Kantō eastbound → Keiyō northbound
|6||Chiba-kita IC||National Route 16||18.8||55.7|
|7||Yotsukaidō IC||Pref. Route 64 (Chiba Usui Inzai Route)||24.6||49.9||Yotsukaidō|
|8||Sakura IC||National Route 51||30.0||44.5||Sakura|
|<8-1>||Shisui IC||↓||↑||Opens Fall 2010|
|9||Tomisato IC||National Route 409||39.5||35.0||Tomisato|
|10||Narita IC/JCT|| Shin-Kūkō Expressway
National Route 295
|<10-1>||Taiei JCT||Ken-Ō Expressway||↓||↑||Opens in 2012|
|11||Taiei IC||National Route 51||56.6||17.9|
|12||Sawara Katori IC||Pref. Route 55 (Sawara Yamada Route)
Pref. Route 253 (Katori Tsunomiya Route)
|BR||Tonegawa Bridge||↓||↑||Length - 630 m|
|13||Itako IC||Suigō Toll Road||74.5||0.0|
|<16>||Hokota IC||Pref. Route 8 (Ogawa Hokota Route)||Opens in 2015||Hokota|
|<17>||Ibaraki-minami IC||Pref. Route 18 (Ibaraki Kashima Route)||Opens in 2009||Ibaraki|
|<(15-1)>||Ibaraki JCT||Kita-Kantō Expressway||Opens in 2009|
- Narita City Board of Education. "Narita Nandemo Encyclopedia". Retrieved 2008-04-15.[permanent dead link]
- 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.
- "E-NEXCO Opening Schedule". Retrieved 2008-04-15.
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- (in Japanese) East Nippon Expressway Company