Kisei Expressway

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Kisei Expressway
紀勢自動車道
Route information
Length: 94.6 km[2] (58.8 mi)
Existed: 2006[1] – present
Major junctions
From: Seiwa-Taki Junction in Taki, Mie
Japan road sign 325.svg Ise Expressway
To: Nanki-Tanabe Interchange in Tanabe, Wakayama
Japan road sign 325.svg Hanwa Expressway
Highway system
National highways of Japan
Expressways of Japan

The Kisei Expressway (紀勢自動車道 Kisei Jidōshadō?) is a national expressway in Japan. It is owned and operated by Central Nippon Expressway Company.

Naming[edit]

The name Kisei (紀勢?) is a kanji acronym consisting of characters found in the former names of the provinces linked by the expressway. Kii Province (?) consists of the eastern part of present-day Wakayama Prefecture, and Ise Province (?) consists of present-day Mie Prefecture.

The expressway is officially designated as the Hanwa Expressway Kisei Route, however this designation does not appear on any signage.[3]

Overview[edit]

The first section of the expressway was opened in 2006 (from the origin to Ōmiya-Ōdai Interchange). Another section (to Kisei-Ouchiyama Interchange) opened in 2009 and the next section (to Kii-Nagashima Interchange) opened in 2013.[4] The expressway beyond this point is still in the planning stages and will be built according to the New Direct Control System.[5] Under this system, the financial burden for planning and building expressways will be shared by both the national and local governments; this differs from the established system which is carried out exclusively by the national government. Expressways built under this system are also planned to be toll-free.

The route is 2 lanes for its entire length, with some overtaking areas. The speed limit is 70 km/h.

List of interchanges and features[edit]

Kisei-Miyagawa Bridge

Between Seiwa-Taki Junction and Owase-minami Interchange[edit]

No. Name Connections Dist. from
Origin
Dist. from
Terminus
Notes Location
(all in Mie)
(39-1) Seiwa-Taki JCT Japan road sign 325.svg Ise Expressway 0.0 55.3 Taki
(39) Seiwa-Taki IC Japanese National Route Sign 0042.svg National Route 42
TN Shikifuto Tunnel Length - 414 m
TN Kaminose Tunnel Length - 704 m
PA Okuise PA Ōdai
TN Mise Tunnel Length - 593 m
BR Kisei-Miyagawa Bridge Length - 537 m
Taiki
TN Funaki Tunnel Length - 1,059 m
1 Ōmiya-Ōdai IC Japanese National Route Sign 0042.svg National Route 42 13.4 41.9 Ōdai
2 Kisei-Ouchiyama IC Pref. Route 68 (Kisei Inter Route) 23.8 31.5 Taiki
TB Taki Toll Gate
3 Kii-Nagashima IC Japanese National Route Sign 0422.svg National Route 422 34.1 21.2   Kihoku
PA Kihoku PA 41.8 13.5
4 Miyama IC Japanese National Route Sign 0042.svg National Route 42 49.2 6.1 New Direct Control System
5 Owase-kita IC Japanese National Route Sign 0425.svg National Route 425 55.3 0.0 New Direct Control System Owase
This section in planning stages
<6> Owase-minami IC Connects to Japanese National Route Sign 0042.svgJapan road sign 325.svg Kumano Owase Road
This section in planning stages
Through to Japan road sign 325.svg Hanwa Expressway

Between Nanki-Tanabe and Susami-minami Interchanges[edit]

No. Name Connections Dist. from
Origin
Dist. from
Terminus
Notes Location
(all in Wakayama)
Through to Japan road sign 325.svg Hanwa Expressway
34 Nanki-Tanabe IC Japanese National Route Sign 0042.svg National Route 42 (Tanabe Nishi Bypass) 0.0 39.3 Tanabe
Emergency Exit Access for Kinan Hospital
Authorized vehicles only
35 Kamitonda IC Japanese National Route Sign 0042.svg National Route 42 7.9 31.4 Kamitonda
Michinoeki Kuchikumano Northbound only
36 Nanki-Shirahama IC Japanese National Route Sign 0042.svg National Route 42 14.4 24.9 Shirahama
37 Hikigawa IC 23.7 15.6
38 Susami IC 29.9 9.4 Susami
39 Susami-minami IC Japanese National Route Sign 0042.svgJapan road sign 325.svg Susami Kushimoto Road 39.3 0.0
This section in planning stages

References[edit]

  1. ^ "C-NEXCO Press Release". Retrieved 2008-04-17. 
  2. ^ "Table of Tolls" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-02-19. 
  3. ^ Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. "High Standard Trunk Road Map" (pdf). Retrieved 2008-04-13. 
  4. ^ "C-NEXCO Press Release About Kisei Expressway". Retrieved 2013-02-19. 
  5. ^ "Kisei Expressway Construction Site Information". Retrieved 2008-04-17. 

External links[edit]