▲ Establishment of the Japan Highway Public Corporation
During a period of rapid economic growth, the Japan Highway Public Corporation is established as a solution for improving road development due to the mounting dependence on motor vehicle transportation.
|1963||The first expressway in Japan, Meishin Expressway (section between Amagasaki and Ritto) is opened.
The traffic management patrol squad is launched.
|1969||Tomei Expressway is fully opened.|
|1972||Toll pooling system is introduced.|
|1976||The logistics base (truck terminal), as an expressway-related business, is completed.|
|1979||Toll collection using a magnetic card system is started.|
|1985||outbound Kan-etsu Tunnel is opened.|
|1992||Gaikan Expressway (section between Bijyogi and Misato)is opened.|
▲ Opening of Tokyo-Wan Aqua-Line
|2000||ETC system is introduced.|
▲ Niigata Prefecture Chuetsu Earthquake
▲ Establishment of East Nippon Expressway Company Limited
Under the Act on Expressway Companies, the company is established due to the division and privatization of the former Japan Highway Public Corporation as a company that builds and manages expressways and highways with access control, etc. in eastern Japan.
|2006||The brand name, NEXCO East, is chosen.
The free magazine "Highway Walker" is founded.
The member card E-NEXCO Pass is issued.
The portal site, "Drive Plaza (DoRaPuRa)," is established.
|2007||The customer center is established.
New employees enter the company for the first time since privatization.
▲ Opening of Pasar Makuhari
E-NEXCO LODGE Sano rest area is opened.
|2009||Holiday special toll discounts (the maximum toll of 1,000 JPY in local areas), etc. are introduced.|
|2010||Former Yokosuka Parking Area on Yokohama-Yokosuka Road reopens as an eco rest area after restoration.
India Liaison Office is established
▲ Great East Japan Earthquake
Kita-Kanto Expressway is fully opened.
The system of the road traffic control center of the Tohoku Regional Head Office is changed into a new highly reliable system.
Doto Expressway (section between Yubari IC and Shimukappu IC) is opened.
▲ Groundbreaking of Gaikan Expressway (section between Kan-etsu and Tomei)
"Tohoku Reconstruction and Sightseeing Assistant Pass".
Groundbreaking ceremony of Gaikan Expressway (section between Kan-estu and Tomei) is held.
Rest areas become emergency operation bases. Field exercises are conducted.
|2013||Ken-O Road (section between Togane JCT and Kisarazu-higashi IC) is opened.
Upgrading road maintenance methods using the Smart Maintenance Highway (SMH) concept is promoted.
Onihei-Edo-Dokoro at Hanyu rest area (inbound) on Tohoku Expressway is opened.
Hachinohe JCT on the Hachinohe Expressway is opened.
Ken-O Road (section between Inashiki IC and Kozaki IC) is opened.
NEXCO East Group formulated its "Long-term Vision 2025" and "Mid-term Management Plan (FY2014-16)."
Joban Expressway (sections between Namie IC and Minamisoma IC, and Soma IC and Yamamoto IC), are opened.
|2015||Joban Expressway (section between Joban-Tomioka IC and Namie IC) is opened. (full opening of Joban Expressway)
Ken-O Road (sections between Kuki-Shiraoka JCT and Sakai-Koga IC, Kozaki IC and Taiei JCT, Okegawa-Kitamoto IC and Shiraoka-Shobu IC) is opened.
▲ Commencement of Expressway Renewal Project
The traffic control center of Kanto Regional Head Office is renewed to provide it with optimum quake-resistance capacity and advanced traffic system
Toll structure in the Tokyo Metropolitan area becomes seamless
Development of YASMOCCA business is started