Nishi-Meihan Expressway

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Nishi-Meihan Expressway sign

Nishi-Meihan Expressway
西名阪自動車道 
Route information
Length27.2 km (16.9 mi)
Existed1969–present
Major junctions
FromMatsubara Junction
ToTenri Interchange
Location
Major citiesFujiidera, Kashiwara, Kashiba, Yamatokōriyama
Highway system
National highways of Japan
Expressways of Japan

Nishi-Meihan Expressway (西名阪自動車道, Nishimeihan Jidōshadō) is a national expressway in the Kinki region of Japan. It is owned and operated by West Nippon Expressway Company.

Naming[edit]

Meihan is a kanji acronym of two characters. The first character represents Nagoya (古屋) and the second character represents Osaka (大). Nishi (西) means west; together with the Meihan Expressway and Higashi-Meihan Expressway, it forms a corridor linking the greater Nagoya and Osaka areas.

Passage cities[edit]

Matsubara - Fujiidera - Habikino - Kashiwara
Kashiba - Kanmaki - Kawai - Ando - Yamatokōriyama - Ando - Yamatokōriyama - Tenri

Junction list[edit]

PrefectureLocationkmmiExitNameDestinationsNotes
OsakaMatsubara0.00.010MatsubaraE26 Expressway (Japan).png Kinki Expressway, Hanshin Urban Expwy Sign 0014.svg Hanshin Expressway Route 14
FujiideraTBMatsubara Toll GateSouthbound tollbooth
3.11.91FujiideraOsaka Prefecture Route 12 – Sakai, Yamatotakada
KashiwaraTBKashiwara Toll GateNorthbound tollbooth
8.15.02Kashiwara National Route 165Access only to Matsubara-bound traffic.
NaraKashiba11.57.1SAKashiba
12.67.83KashibaNara Prefecture Route 54
Kawai18.011.24HōryūjiNara Prefecture Route 5 – Yamatotakada, Ikaruga
Ando21.213.24-1Yamato-MahorobaNara Prefecture Route 108 – Yamatokōriyama, KōryōETC only accessible to Matsubara-bound traffic
Yamatokōriyama23.414.54-2Koriyama-shimotsumichiE24 Expressway (Japan).png Keinawa ExpresswayAccess only to and from Keinawa Expressway
24.315.15Kōriyama National Route 24
25.315.7TB/PATenri Toll Gate/Tenri Parking Area
Tenri27.216.96TenriJapanese National Route Sign 0025.svgJapan road sign 325.svg Meihan Highway, National Route 169
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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