East Nippon Expressway Company Limited

Expressway service

NEXCO EAST

Striving for Efficient and Effective Operation and Maintenance, as well as the Creation of Roads Effective against Snow

Daily Maintenance

To maintain a road environment where customers can drive safely, we carry out inspections and the cleaning of the roads on a daily basis.

Inspection by a bridge inspection vehicle

Inspection by a bridge inspection vehicle

Cleaning road surfaces

Cleaning road surfaces

Systematic Maintenance

We systematically carry out road repairs so that customers can always use the expressways safely and reliably.

Repairing pavement

Repairing pavement

Repairing a bridge’s slab

Repairing a bridge’s slab

Measures against Snow and Ice

We take measures against snow and ice to ensure a safe, winter traffic environment, as many parts of the area we cover encounter severe winter weather. In FY2015, our total snow-removal distance reached about 430,000 km (equivalent to travelling approximately 11 times around the earth).

Snow clearing on the road shoulder

Snow clearing on the road shoulder

Snow removal around emergency telephones through manual effort

Snow removal around emergency telephones through manual effort

Active Use of New Technologies

To effectively control snow and ice, we actively use new technologies, such as the introduction of GPS vehicle location management systems to stay updated on positions and work details as well as a snowfall measuring WEB system to gather measured data automatically, sharing it internally.

GPS vehicle location management system