|Length||55.1 km (34.2 mi)|
|From||Nagoya-nishi Junction in Nagoya|
Nagoya Expressway Mamba Route
|To||Ise-Seki Interchange in Tsu, Mie|
|Major cities||Ama, Aisai, Yatomi, Kuwana, Yokkaichi, Suzuka, Kameyama|
|National highways of Japan|
Expressways of Japan
Meihan is a kanji acronym of two characters. The first character represents Nagoya (名古屋) and the second character represents Osaka (大阪). Higashi (東) means east; together with the Meihan Expressway and Nishi-Meihan Expressway, it forms a corridor linking the greater Nagoya and Osaka areas.
Officially, the route is designated as the Kinki Expressway Nagoya Osaka Route, however this designation does not appear on any signage. In some areas, signs on the route are written in Japanese as 東名阪道 or ひがし名阪道; this is to prevent confusion with the Tōmei Expressway which looks similar when written in Japanese.
The expressway runs from Nagoya-nishi Junction in Nakagawa-ku, Nagoya to Ise-Seki Interchange in Tsu. The expressway is built to the same standards as most other national expressways, with tolls being charged according to the distance traveled. It has at least two lanes in each direction, with three in some sections.
The first section of what would later become the Higashi-Meihan Expressway opened to traffic in 1970.
List of interchanges and featuresEdit
The exit numbers continue from the sequence of the Mei-Nikan Expressway, starting at 23.
- IC - interchange, SIC - smart interchange, JCT - junction, PA - parking area, SA - service area, TB - toll gate, TN - tunnel
|Through to Nagoya Expressway Manba Route|
|23||Nagoya-nishi JCT||Mei-Nikan Expressway||0.0||Nakagawa-ku, Nagoya||Aichi Prefecture|
|24||Nagoya-nishi IC||Pref. Route 40 (Nagoya Kanie Yatomi Route)||0.8|
|TB||Nagoya-nishi Toll Gate||Ama|
|25||Kanie IC||Pref. Route 65 (Ichinomiya Kanie Route)||3.6||Kanie|
|-||Saya JCT||Ichinomiya-Nishiko Road (planned)||Aisai|
|26||Yatomi IC||National Route 155 (Yatomi Bypass)||9.0||Yatomi|
|27||Nagashima IC||Pref. Route 7 (Suigō Kōen Route)
Pref. Route 117 (Tado Nagashima Route)
Pref. Route 168 (Tatsuta Nagashima Inter Route)
|28||Kuwana-higashi IC||National Route 258||16.0|
|29||Kuwana IC||Pref. Route 63 (Hoshigawa Nishibessho Route)||19.9|
|29-1||Yokkaichi JCT||Isewangan Expressway / Shin-Meishin Expressway||23.3||Yokkaichi|
|BS||Chiyoda Bus Stop||X||Closed|
|30||Yokkaichi-higashi IC||Pref. Route 64 (Kamiebi Mochibuku Route)||25.8|
|BS||Agata Bus Stop||X||Closed|
|31||Yokkaichi IC||National Route 477||32.2|
|BS||Nishiyama Bus Stop||X||Closed|
|32||Suzuka IC||Pref. Route 27 (Kanbe Nagasawa Route)||41.8||Suzuka|
|TB||Suzuka Toll Gate||Closed March 13, 2005|
|32-1||Kameyama JCT||Shin-Meishin Expressway||46.9||Kameyama|
|BS||Sumiyama Bus Stop||X||Closed|
|33||Kameyama IC||National Route 1 (Seki Bypass) / National Route 25 / Meihan Expressway||53.2||Ise-Seki-bound exit, Nagoya-bound entrance only|
|34||Ise-Seki IC||National Route 25 / Meihan Expressway||55.1||Ise-Seki IC ←→ Higashi-Meihan: No Access||Tsu|
|Through to Ise Expressway|
- Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. "History of the Expressway Network in the Greater Nagoya Area". Archived from the original on 2008-03-28. Retrieved 2008-04-17.
- Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. "High Standard Trunk Road Map" (PDF). Archived from the original (pdf) on 2011-09-20. Retrieved 2008-04-13.
- "E23東名阪道 四日市IC付近の一部区間で 3車線（暫定）の先行運用を開始します" (in Japanese). 24 May 2017. Retrieved 10 August 2019.