|Length:||56.4 km (35.0 mi)|
|Existed:||1985 – present|
|From:||Toyota-higashi Junction in Toyota, Aichi
New Tōmei Expressway
|To:||Yokkaichi-kita Junction in Yokkaichi, Mie
|Major cities:||Nagoya, Kuwana|
|National highways of Japan
Expressways of Japan
The route primarily follows the north shore of Ise Bay (wangan means bayshore in Japanese).
Officially, the route has 3 designations. The section from Toyota-higashi Junction to Tōkai Junction is referred to as part of the Second Tōkai Expressway. The section from Tōkai Junction to Tobishima Interchange is referred to as part of National Route 302. This section is not classified as a national expressway but rather as a national highway for motor vehicles only with national expressway concurrency (高速自動車国道に並行する一般国道自動車専用道路 Kōsoku Jidōsha Kokudō ni Heikōsuru Ippan Kokudō Jidōsha Senyō Dōro?). There is no difference in the design standard of this section compared with the rest of the expressway. Finally, the section from Tobishima Interchange to Yokkaichi-kita Junction is referred to as part of the Kinki Expressway Nagoya Kobe Route.
The Isewangan is planned to link the future New Tōmei Expressway to the east and Shinmeishin Expressway to the west. These 3 expressways will replace the Tōmei Expressway and Meishin Expressway as the primary roadway linking Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka.
The first segment (Meikō-Chūō Interchange to Tobishima Interchange) was opened in 1985 as the Isewangan Road and the most recent addition was opened in 2005. The final segment (Yokkaichi Junction to Yokkaichi-kita Junction) is planned to connect with extensions to the Shinmeishin Expressway and Tōkai-Kanjō Expressway. The route is 6 lanes for its entire length.
The expressway features several impressive bridges. Three bridges span the Nagoya Port area (collectively known as the Meikō Triton) and two bridges span the Kiso River and Ibi River (collectively known as the Twinkle Bridges).
List of interchanges and features
|Through to New Tōmei Expressway (Planned)|
|1||Toyota-higashi JCT||Tōkai-Kanjō Expressway||0.0||56.4||Toyota||Aichi|
|BR||Toyota Arrows Bridge||↓||↑||Yahagi River crossing
Cable-stayed bridge, Length - 820 m
|2||Toyota-higashi IC||National Route 248||3.1||53.3|
|(19-1)||Toyota JCT||Tōmei Expressway||5.0||51.4|
|3||Toyota-minami IC||Pref. Route 56 (Nagoya Okazaki Route)||12.6||43.8|
|PA||Kariya PA||15.9||40.5||Highway Oasis||Kariya|
|4||Toyoake IC|| National Route 1
National Route 23 (Meishi Highway/Chiryū Bypass)
Pref. Route 57 (Seto Ōbu Tōkai Route)
|5||Nagoya-minami JCT|| Higashi-Meihan Expressway (Planned)
Nagoya Expressway Ōdaka Route
|Nagoya-minami IC||National Route 23 (Meishi Highway)||Toyota-bound exit, Yokkaichi-bound entrance only|
|6||Ōbu IC|| Chitahantō Road (Ōbu-nishi IC)
National Route 302
|7||Tōkai IC|| National Route 302
National Route 247
|Tōkai JCT||Nagoya Expressway Tōkai Route||Under construction|
|BR||Meikō-higashi Bridge||↓||↑||Cable-stayed bridge
Length - 700 m
|8||Meikō-Shiomi IC||Pref. Route 225 (Nagoya Higashi Kō Route)||32.4||24.0|
|BR||Meikō-chūō Bridge||↓||↑||Cable-stayed bridge
Length - 1,170 m
|BR||Meikō-nishi Bridge||↓||↑||Cable-stayed bridge
Length - 758 m
|10||Tobishima IC||National Route 302||37.6||18.8|
|11||Wangan-Yatomi IC||Pref. Route 71 (Nagoya Nishi Kō Route)||40.5||15.9||Yokkaichi-bound exit, Toyota-bound entrance only||Yatomi|
|12||Yatomi-Kisozaki IC||Pref. Route 103 (Yokkaichi Suzuka Route)||43.3||13.1||Toyota-bound exit, Yokkaichi-bound entrance only|
|BR||Kisogawa Bridge||↓||↑||Length - 1,145m|
|13/PA||Wangan-Nagashima IC/PA||Pref. Route 7 (Suigō Kōen Route)||45.9||10.5|
|BR||Ibigawa Bridge||↓||↑||Length - 1,397m|
|14||Wangan-Kuwana IC||Pref. Route 69 (Wangan-Kuwana Inter Route)||48.4||8.0|
|15||Mie-Kawagoe IC|| National Route 23 (Meishi Highway)
Pref. Route 401 (Kuwana Yokkaichi Route)
|16||Mie-Asahi IC||Pref. Route 66 (Yokkaichi Asahi Route)||54.2||2.2||Toyota-bound exit, Yokkaichi-bound entrance only||Yokkaichi|
|(29-1)||Yokkaichi JCT||Higashi-Meihan Expressway||56.4||0.0|
|<1>||Yokkaichi-kita JCT||Tōkai-Kanjō Expressway||Planned|
|Through to Shin-Meishin Expressway (Planned)|
- Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. "History of the Expressway Network in the Greater Nagoya Area". Retrieved 2008-04-17.
- Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. "Road Timetable". Retrieved 2008-04-17.
- Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. "High Standard Trunk Road Map" (pdf). Retrieved 2008-04-13.
- Aichi Prefectural Government. "Toll Road Information". Retrieved 2008-05-19.