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Tōhoku-Chūō Expressway

Tōhoku-Chūō Expressway
東北中央自動車道
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Existed: 1997[1] – present
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From: Fukushima Junction in Tōhoku Expressway
To: Obanazawa-Ōishida Interchange in National Route 347
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National highways of Japan
Expressways of Japan

The Tōhoku-Chūō Expressway (東北中央自動車道 Tōhoku-Chūō Jidōsha-dō?) (lit. Central Tōhoku Expressway) is a 2-laned national expressway in the Tōhoku region of Japan. It is owned and operated by East Nippon Expressway Company.

Overview

The expressway is incomplete in many areas, however it is planned to eventually connect Fukushima Prefecture with Akita Prefecture via Yamagata Prefecture.[2] From Fukushima to Yonezawa the route is incomplete; this section is to be built according to the New Direct Control System and will operate toll-free upon completion. From Yonezawa, a short toll road signed as the Yonezawa Nan-yō Road is designed to become part of the expressway route in the future. As of April 2008 the current Tōhoku-Chūō Expressway extends from Yamagata-Kaminoyama Interchange to Higashine Interchange, with a future extension to the city of Obanazawa planned.[3] North of Obanazawa, various expressway-standard roads (bypasses of National Route 13) make up the remaining distance to the city of Yokote in Akita Prefecture.

The route of the expressway parallels the Ōu Main Line of East Japan Railway Company for most of its length.

The speed limit is 70 km/h along the entire route.

List of interchanges and features

  • Yonezawa-kita IC - Nan-yō Takahata IC : Yonezawa Nan-yō Road
No. Name Connections Dist. from
Origin
Dist. from
Terminus
Bus Stop Notes Location
<(21-1)> Fukushima JCT Tōhoku Expressway Opens in 2016 Fukushima Fukushima
Fukushima Toll Gate Opens in 2016
<1> Ōzasō IC Pref. Route 5 (Kaminagurai Izakadate Route) Opens in 2016
<2> Yonezawa IC National Route 13 Opens in 2016 Yonezawa Yamagata
3 Yonezawa-kita IC National Route 121 0.0 8.8
BR Mogamigawa Bridge Mogami River crossing Takahata
4 Nan-yō Takahata IC National Route 113 (Akayu Bypass) 8.8 0.0
<5> Kaminoyama IC National Route 458 Opens in 2018 Kaminoyama
6 Yamagata-Kaminoyama IC National Route 13 (Yamagata Bypass) 0.0 27.1
Yamagata
7 Yamagata-chūō IC Pref. Route 18 (Yamagata Asahi Route) 10.4 16.7
(6) Yamagata JCT Yamagata Expressway 15.5 11.6
8 Tendō IC Pref. Route 23 (Tendō Ōe Route) 22.1 5.0 Tendō
Tendō Toll Gate Planned
9 Higashine IC National Route 287 27.1 0.0
<10> Murayama IC Pref. Route 25 (Sagae Murayama Route) Planned Murayama
<11> Obanazawa-Ōishida IC National Route 347 Planned Obanazawa
Through to Obanazawa Shinjō Road (Planned)

References

External links

  • (Japanese) East Nippon Expressway Company


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