Okinawa Expressway

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Okinawa Expressway
沖縄自動車道
Route information
Length57.3 km (35.6 mi)
Existed1975–present
Major junctions
FromNaha Interchange in Naha, Okinawa
Prefectural Route 82
  National Route 330
National Route 329
Naha Airport Expressway
ToKyoda Interchange in Nago, Okinawa
National Route 58
Location
Major citiesNaha, Urasoe, Ginowan, Okinawa, Uruma
Highway system
National highways of Japan
Expressways of Japan

The Okinawa Expressway (沖縄自動車道, Okinawa Jidōsha-dō) is an expressway on Okinawa Island in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. The expressway has a length of 57.3 kilometers (35.6 mi). The West Nippon Expressway Company is the owner and operator of this expressway. It is signed E58 under the "2016 Proposal for Realization of Expressway Numbering".[1]

Route description[edit]

Tolls[edit]

The toll from end to end is 1020 yen for normal-sized cars and 840 yen for kei cars.[2] For comparison, the Tomei and Tōhoku Expressways radiating from Tokyo have tolls of about 1650 yen for similar distances.[3]

Utilization[edit]

In 2002, an average of 23,910 vehicles per day used the expressway. This was a 5.6% increase from the previous year. This is the only expressway in Japan having more than 20% kei car traffic; the national average is 7.3%.

Junction list[edit]

The entire expressway is in Okinawa Prefecture.

Locationkm[4]miExitNameDestinationsNotes
Naha00.01Naha Okinawa Prefecture Route 82 – to National Route 58, Naha Airport, Prefectural Office, Shuri Castle, ShuriSouthern terminus; partially signaled intersection
Nishihara2.41.51-1Nishihara Naha Airport Expressway – Naha Airport, Haebaru-kitaSouthbound exit, northbound entrance
Urasoe5.63.52Nishihara National Route 330 – Nishihara, Urasoe
Nakagusuku10.26.3PANakagusuku Parking Area
Kitanakagusuku12.07.53KitanakagusukuOkinawa Prefecture Route 29 – Ginowan, Kitanakagusuku
13.48.33-1KishabaOkinawa Prefecture Route 81Access only for vehicles equipped with ETC
Okinawa17.811.14Okinawa-minamiOkinawa Prefecture Route 85 – Okinawa, Kadena, Chatan
22.914.25Okinawa-kita National Route 329 – Nago, Ishikawa, Naha, Yonabaru
Okinawa Prefecture Route 36 east – Uruma
Uruma31.419.56Ishikawa Okinawa Prefecture Route 73 – to National Route 58, National Route 329, Nago, Kin, Nakadomari, Onna
Kin34.121.27YakaOkinawa Prefecture Route 88 – Ishikawa, NagoSouthbound entrance, northbound exit
36.722.8SAIgei Service Area
39.924.88Kin National Route 329 – Kin, Yaka
Ginoza48.129.99Ginoza National Route 329 (Ginoza Bypass) – Ocean Expo Park (Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium), Nago, Okinawa, Uruma
Nago57.335.610Kyoda National Route 58 – Cape Busena, Inbu, Kyoda, Nago, MotobuNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Japan's Expressway Numbering System". www.mlit.go.jp.
  2. ^ "Okinawa Expressway and ETC". Okinawa Hai. 23 May 2016. Retrieved 4 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Tōhoku Expressway fare Urawa to Sano-Fujioka". East Nippon Expressway Company. 4 September 2020. Retrieved 4 September 2020.
  4. ^ Google (3 September 2020). "Okinawa Expressway" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 3 September 2020.