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Old February 16th, 2015, 06:41 PM   #541
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I wonder why it is Yamate tunnel and not Yamanote tunnel like the railway. If they share name in kanji, why not in romaji?
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Old February 16th, 2015, 07:23 PM   #542
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It is named after Yamate Street 山手通り
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Old February 23rd, 2015, 05:11 PM   #543
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Hanshin Expressway - Yamatogawa Route Construction Status



This is plan of the Osaka Urban Renaissance Loop Route on south side of Osaka. The Yamatogawa Route uses part of Highway nº14 from Matsubara JCT to Sambo JCT.



This is the situation west of Matsubara JCT. This http://goo.gl/maps/6W3uf and this http://goo.gl/maps/8NyOq

The four lanes highway will have about 9,7 kilometers, mostly underground.

The objective of the company is to open by the end of FY 2016 (March 2017).











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For more information, please visit the Hanshin Expressway site with dozens of maps and others: http://www.hanshin-exp.co.jp/company...awa/index.html
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Old March 1st, 2015, 11:38 AM   #544
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The final segment of the Joban Expressway opens to traffic in Japan. The missing link was 14.3 kilometers long and runs from Tomioka to Namie. It passes 6 kilometers from the Fukushima I nuclear power plant.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201502280021
This segment of Joban Expressway is mostly a super two. They installed signs that read radiation (microsieverts per hour).

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Old March 6th, 2015, 04:13 PM   #545
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Route C2, Yamate Tunnel, Tokyo

The extension of the Yamate Tunnel in Tokyo will open to traffic tomorrow. It is part of Central Circular Route, or C2. It is the world's longest twin-tube road tunnel, at 18.2 kilometers end to end and 19.3 kilometers in total (including Ohashi JCT). This completes the second ring road of Tokyo.


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Old March 7th, 2015, 07:00 PM   #546
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I love the way they integrated this sign into the overall tunnel shape. Looks like something other countries can learn from. Just a shame that the exit number does not quite work out.

But ... I don't fully understand the message. Both the green part and the blue part of the sign are destinations of the exit? The sign further down the tunnel seems all green.
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The blue sign says this is national highway 1: 国道1
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Old March 7th, 2015, 08:13 PM   #548
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More examples of the signals inside the Yamate Tunnel:


IMG_1618 by Kam2y, on Flickr


Yamate Tunnel Walk, Tokyo_18 by ajari, on Flickr


DSC_7956 by @bat1911, on Flickr


P1010275 by Zetton Nara, on Flickr
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P1010244 by Zetton Nara, on Flickr


IMGP3064 by retrospective s, on Flickr


And one of the first videos. From Oi JCT to Nishi-Shinjuku JCT:

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Old March 8th, 2015, 11:23 AM   #549
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A new segment of the Ken-O Expressway opened to traffic in Japan. The Ken-O Expressway is the outer beltway of Tokyo with a planned length of 282 kilometers. 203 kilometers is currently open to traffic. The opened segment is southwest of Tokyo, a 4 kilometer segment between Samukawa-North IC and Ebina JCT. This completes the western loop of the Ken-O Expressway.
Ebina JCT, where Ken-O intersects with the Tomei Expressway.






Just east of there is a huge parking area along the Tomei Expressway. If I understand correctly, these are more like a retail strip than a traditional rest area.

There are 814 parking spaces for cars and 200 for buses & trucks.
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Old March 8th, 2015, 12:09 PM   #550
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The blue sign says this is national highway 1: 国道1
Is that a feature of Japanese signs generally? Everything that I have seen on (photos and videos of) Japanese motorways so far had all-green signage. So is blue being added for intersections with major intercity non-motorways?
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Old March 8th, 2015, 01:11 PM   #551
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The 4km section of Ken-Ō Expressway goes from Samukawa Kita IC (Route 46) to Ebina JCT (Tōmei Expressway). In 2016 is planned to open the Ebina Minami JCT (Shin-Tōmei Expressway).


Samukawa Kita IC (left), Ebina Minami JCT (center), Ebina JCT (right)


Ebina JCT:


















Looking south to Samukawa Kita IC


Looking north








Tomei Expressway looking west










Ebina Minami JCT (under construction):




















Samukawa Kita IC:









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With this section, is possible to drive from Fujisawa IC (Route 1) in Kanagawa, to Okegawa JCT (Route 17) in Saitama.

According Wikipedia (JA), this year is planned to open more sections:

+10,8 km From Okegawa JCT (Route 17) to Shiraoka Shōbu IC (Route 122 bypass). FY2015.

+19,6 km From Kuki Shiraoka JCT (Tōhoku Expressway) to Sakai IC (Route 354 Bypass) scheduled by March 29.

+28,5 km From Sakai IC to Tsukuba Chūō IC (Route 19). FY 2015.

+9,7 km From Kōzaki IC (Route 356) to Taiei JCT (Higashi-Kantō Expressway) near Narita Airport. May 2015.


198 km of continuous expressway from Fujisawa IC to Taiei JCT.
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Old March 8th, 2015, 01:27 PM   #552
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I watched a real-time video of Tomei Expressway and Shuto Route 3 today, and I must say the signs are difficult to understand for foreigners. They are relatively small and feature many names, but few numbers (national expressways aren't numbered) and some signs are too elaborate, showing the entire interchange configuration instead of just a right or left turn arrow.

It is difficult to design bilingual signs in Japan, because Japanese characters require much less horizontal space than Latin script. So you end up with giant Japanese characters or relatively small Latin script.
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This is probably why South Korea moved over to placing the Latin characters next to the Korean characters a few years back. They faced the same problem and placing the two sets of characters on one line improved instant legibility of the signs.

In fact, there is quite some similarity between Japanese signs and older Korean motorway signs. The Koreans did well to move on, in my opinion.
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Hairpin turns up Mount Iwaki (southwest of Aomori).

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Bijogi JCT

A complex five-level interchange of three expressways, a local street and national highway 17 in Saitama, just outside Tokyo.

The lowest level features national highway 17, which goes under the national highway 298, which is at grade. The Tokyo-Gaikan Expressway is built on top of NH 298. On top of that are the right-turn movements (with traffic lights) from Tokyo-Gaikan to Ikebukuro Route. In addition, the Ikebukuro Route of the Shuto Expressway is built on top of national highway 17. Thus, a five-level interchange.

So Ikebukuro Route (which continues as Omiya Route) is double-decked with national highway 17. However, they are not directly a level apart. National highway 17 is at level -1, while the Ikebukuro/Omiya Route is at level +3. So they are actually the fartest levels apart.

-1: national highway 17 (free-flow)
0: national highway 298 (at-grade)
+1: Tokyo-Gaikan Expressway (free-flow)
+2: turn movements (traffic lights)
+3: Ikebukuro Route / Omiya Route (free-flow)





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Fascinating. Note the direct access on the 2F from a building. This is a Highway Police office. (埼玉県高速道路交通警察隊美女木警察官連絡所)
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Irabu bridge, opened on Jan 31. This bridge connects Miyako and Irabu islands in Okinawa. The total length of the bridge is 3540m.
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Tokushima Expressway

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An 11 kilometer extension of the Tokushima Expressway opened to traffic on Shikoku Island. It runs from Naruto JCT to Tokushima IC. It curves across the river delta north of Tokushima, making a U-turn. It first runs south, then curves east and then turns west to connect to the older segment of the super two Tokushima Expressway.
I stumbled across the Tokushima Expressway extension. I found out it was nearly completed in Google Earth imagery, which was dated 18 January 2015. It happened to open to traffic yesterday.

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Naruto JCT - Tokushima IC

And the new Smart IC near Tokushima Awaodori Airport.

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