Nagasaki Expressway

Nagasaki Expressway (長崎自動車道, Nagasaki Jidōsha-dō) is one of the Expressways of Japan from Tosu to Nagasaki. It runs through the prefecture of Saga, and the southern half of the Nagasaki prefecture. The total length is 120.4 km.

Nagasaki Expressway sign

Nagasaki Expressway
E34 長崎自動車道
Route information
Length120.4 km[1] (74.8 mi)
Existed1973–present
Major junctions
FromTosu Junction in Tosu
Kyushu Expressway
Ōita Expressway
ToNagasaki Interchange in Nagasaki
Nagasaki Dejima Road
Location
Major citiesSaga, Takeo, Omura, Isahaya
Highway system
National highways of Japan
Expressways of Japan

HistoryEdit

  • November 16, 1973, Tosu Interchange and Junction with the Kyushu Expressway to Nankan was open to traffic.
  • November 17, 1982, a section from Nagasaki-Tarami to Omura Interchanges was opened to traffic.
  • March 28, 1985, a section from Saga-Yamato to Tosu Interchanges was opened to traffic.
  • February 5, 1987, the Tosu Junction in the east was opened.
  • March 18, 1987, a section from Takeo-Kitagata to Saga-Yamato Interchanges was opened to traffic.
  • January 26, 1990, a section from Omura to Takeo-Kitagata was opened to traffic which made the Nagasaki Expressway from Tosu to Nagasaki fully accessible with no gaps.
  • January 26, 1990, the Takeo Junction was opened to traffic with another freeway.
  • December 18, 1997, the tunnel from Higashisonogi to Ureshino Interchanges which made Nagasaki Expressway with four lanes.
  • March 24, 2001, the Sagan Cross Bridge in the Tosu Junction was opened to traffic which made access to the bridge with the Kyushu Expressway.
  • March 27, 2004, a section from Nagasaki to Nagasaki-Tarami Interchanges was opened with other freeway.
  • June 28, 2019, a section from Nagasaki-Tarami to Nagasaki-Susukizuka Interchanges which made Nagasaki Expressway with four lanes.
  • November 27, 2019, the Tawarazaka tunnel is mentioned in the Zombie Land Saga song "Saga Jihen".[2]

InterchangesEdit

 
Higashisonogi, Nagasaki, Japan
No. Name Connections Dist.
from
Origin
Bus
stop
Notes Location
(9) Tosu JCT   Kyushu Expressway
  Ōita Expressway
0.0 Tosu Saga
1 Tosu IC   National Route 3
  National Route 34
1.2
BS Kōnoe BS 3.3
PA Yamaura PA 5.7
BS Nakabaru BS 10.6 Miyaki
2 Higashisefuri IC   National Route 385 14.8 Yoshinogari
BS Kanzaki BS 17.3 Kanzaki
SA Kinryū SA 23.3 Saga
3 Saga-Yamato IC   National Route 263 26.6
3-1 Ogi PA/SIC Pref. Route 44 (Ogi Fuji Route) via Ogi city road 33.4 Ogi
4 Taku IC   National Route 203 (Higashi-Taku Bypass) 41.7 Taku
BS Taku Seibyō BS 46.1
PA Taku-Nishi PA 47.0
48.1
for Fukuoka, Kumamoto and Oita
for Nagasaki
5 Takeo-Kitagata IC   National Route 34 52.9 Takeo
SA Kawanobori SA 61.9
6 Takeo JCT   Nishi-Kyūshū Expressway 64.3
7 Ureshino IC Pref. Route 1 (Sasebo Ureshino Route) 68.8 Ureshino
TN Tawarazaka TN - northbound: 2,656 m (8,714 ft)
southbound: 2,610 m (8,560 ft)
Higashisonogi Nagasaki
8 Higashisonogi IC   National Route 34
  National Route 205
78.6
PA Omura-wan PA 81.6
BS Matsubara BS 85.4 Omura
9 Omura IC   National Route 444 92.1
Emergency Exit Access for National Hospital Organization Nagasaki Medical Center
Authorized vehicles only
9-1 Koba PA/SIC 95.4 PA:Only accessible for Nagasaki
PA Imamura PA 100.6 Only accessible for Fukuoka, Kumamoto and Oita
10 Isahaya IC   National Route 34
Pref. Route 125 (Isahaya Soto Kanjosen)
104.2 Isahaya
11 Nagasaki-Tarami IC    Nagasaki Bypass 109.1
Nagasaki
12 Nagasaki-Susukizuka IC Pref. Route 116 (Nagasaki-Susukizuka Interchange Route) 117.4 Only accessible for Fukuoka, Kumamoto and Oita
13 Nagasaki IC   National Route 324
  Nagasaki Dejima Road
Pref. Route 51 (Nagasaki Minami Kanjosen)
120.4

LanesEdit

  • 4-lane, Tosu Junction to Nagasaki-Susukizuka Interchanges
  • 2-lane, Nagasaki-Susukizuka to Nagasaki Interchanges

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Kyushu Regional Development Bureau. "Road Timetable". Retrieved 2008-08-31.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ "Saga Jihen", Zombie Land Saga: Franchouchou the Best