Sanriku-kita Jūkan Road

The Sanriku-kita Jūkan Road (三陸北縦貫道路, Sanriku-kita Jūkan Dōro) is an incompleted expressway in the coastal area of Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan. It is owned and operated primarily by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT). It is routed concurrently with an alternate route of Japan National Route 45 and is numbered E45 under MLIT's "2016 Proposal for Realization of Expressway Numbering" as an expressway running parallel to the aforementioned National Route 45.[1]

三陸北縦貫道路
Sanriku-kita Jūkan Road
E45 三陸北縦貫道路
Route information
Maintained by Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
Length59.9 km (37.2 mi)
Existed2006–present
Component
highways
National Route 45
Major junctions
South endTarō-kita Interchange
Sanriku Expressway
National Route 45 in Miyako, Iwate
North endKuji Interchange
Hachinohe-Kuji Expressway
National Route 45
National Route 395 in Kuji, Iwate
Highway system
National highways of Japan
Expressways of Japan

Route descriptionEdit

As of March 2019, the expressway consists of three sections, one that bypasses the central part of Hachinohe, Aomori and the other travels north from the central part of Kuji, Iwate. The southernmost of these begins at the northern terminus of the Sanriku Expressway in Miyako. It passes through the town Iwaizumi and then enters the village Tanohata where it comes to a temporary end at the parallel Route 45. Further north the expressway has another section, entirely within Tanohata, measuring just over four kilometers long. Continuing north along Route 45 the expressway begins again in the village, Fudai. Like the previous section, it is located entirely within the limits of the village, measuring just over four kilometers long before it rejoins the parallel Route 45. The northern terminus of the route when it is to be completed is located at an interchange with Japan National Route 395 in Kuji that presently only serves the Hachinohe-Kuji Expressway.

FutureEdit

The expressway is expected to be completed between Tanohata and Fudai by 2020 as part of a region-wide recovery effort from the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.[2]

Junction listEdit

The entire expressway is in Iwate Prefecture.

LocationkmmiExitNameDestinationsNotes
Miyako248.1154.253Tarō-kita  Sanriku Expressway
  National Route 45
Northbound exit, southbound entrance; southern terminus of Sanriku-kita Jūkan Road, E45 continues south as the Sanriku Expresssway
Iwaizumi252.0156.654Iwaizumi-minami  National Route 45Northbound entrance, southbound exit
254.1157.955Iwaizumiryūsendō   National Route 455 to National Route 45
Tanohata258.8160.856Unosudangai  Unnamed road – to National Route 45, Unosu Cliff
260.3161.7Tanohata-minami  National Route 45Temporary at-grade junction
6-kilometer-long (3.7 mi) gap in the expressway, connection is made by National Route 45
266.3165.5Tanohata  National Route 45Temporary at-grade junction
266.5–
269.2
165.6–
167.3
Okanyo Tunnel
270.8168.3Tanohata-Sugō  National Route 45Temporary at-grade junction
Tanohata-kitaExpected completion in 2020.[3]
Fudai278.8173.2Fudai-dai-11-Chiwari  National Route 45Temporary at-grade junction
280.7174.460Fudai  Iwate Prefecture Route 44 – to National Route 45, Central Fudai, Kitayamazaki Cliffs,
283.0175.8Fudai-dai-16-Chiwari  National Route 45Temporary at-grade junction
25-kilometer-long (16 mi) gap in the expressway, connection is made by National Route 45
Kuji308.0191.465Kuji  Hachinohe-Kuji Expressway
   National Route 45 / National Route 395 – Miyako, Kuji, Ōfunato, Kesennuma
Northern terminus of the Sanriku-kita Jūkan Road, E45 continues north as the Hachinohe-Kuji Expressway
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Japan's Expressway Numbering System". www.mlit.go.jp. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  2. ^ "洋野階上道路" [“Opening prospects for reconstruction roads and reconstruction support roads are "approximately 90% finalized""] (PDF) (pdf) (in Japanese). 28 October 2016. Retrieved 22 March 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "洋野階上道路" [“Opening prospects for reconstruction roads and reconstruction support roads are "approximately 90% finalized""] (PDF) (pdf) (in Japanese). 28 October 2016. Retrieved 13 December 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External linksEdit

Route map:

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