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Prediction of congestion on Expressway in Bon Festival 【Hokkaido version】

Prediction of congestion on Expressway in Bon Festival 【Hokkaido version】

~ Peaks are August 12 (Mon) and 13 (Tue) Please cooperate in alleviating traffic congestion through distributed use ~

~ Peaks are August 12 (Mon) and 13 (Tue) Please cooperate in alleviating traffic congestion through distributed use ~

2019 July 10
East Nippon Expressway Co., Ltd.
Hokkaido office

NEXCO EAST Hokkaido Regional Head Office(Atsubetsu Ward, Sapporo City) has compiled traffic jam forecasts and traffic jam countermeasures on Expressway in Hokkaido during the Bon Festival (August 8 (Thursday) to 18 (Sunday) 11 days).

Please refer to this traffic jam prediction and adjust the departure time, etc. to cooperate in creating a comfortable travel plan that avoids the peak of traffic jams. In addition, please check the latest traffic information before departure, as actual traffic conditions may differ from the forecast due to accidents or weather effects.

1 traffic jam prediction

(1) The number of occurrences of traffic congestion (all traffic congestion / congestion forecasts areSee Attachment 1【PDF: 314KB】Link to PDF

This year's Bon FestivalAugust 12 (holiday, Monday) and 13th (Tue)Are expected to experience the most traffic jams.
It is expected to be the same level of traffic and congestion as the previous year.

Estimated number of traffic jams during the Bon Festival

* Congestion: 1 km or more, 15 minutes or more, and a train that repeats low-speed driving or stopping at 40 km / h or less
* Target period: This year: August 8-18, 2019 (2019) Previous year: August 9-19, 2018

(2) Longest congestion forecast
[1] August 13 (Tue)
E38Doto Expressway Oiwakecho IC → Mukawa Hobetsu IC (Out-bound, Obihiro direction)
Up to approximately 15km starting from the area near Daiyubari Tunnel
[Cause]
・ Traffic concentration from central Hokkaido to Eastern Hokkaido
· Long In-bound rate of decrease due to the slope and a tunnel is continuous
[2] Wednesday, August 14
E38Doto Expressway Memuro IC → Tomamu IC (In-bound/ Sapporo)
Up to approximately 15km starting from the Karikachi second tunnel
[Cause]
・ Traffic concentration from eastern Hokkaido to central Hokkaido
· Long In-bound rate of decrease due to the slope and a tunnel is continuous
(3) Forecast of daily traffic congestion in Hokkaido over 5km
Forecast of daily traffic congestion in Hokkaido over 5km
number Date peak
Time
Road name Traffic jam
Generation section
lead
(near)
maximum
Traffic length
【1】 August 11
(SUN)
11 o'clock E5ASasson Expressway Sapporo Kita IC-> Horai IC
(Out-bound ・ Sapporo JCT area
Fushiko IC About 5km
【2】 August 12
(Celebration / month)
10 o'clock E5DO-O EXPRESSWAY Ebetsu Higashi IC → Iwamizawa IC
(Out-bound ・ Asahikawa area)
Kurizawa bus
stop
About 10km
【3】 11 o'clock E5ASasson Expressway Sapporo Kita IC-> Horai IC
(Out-bound ・ Sapporo JCT area
Fushiko IC About 5km
【4】 11 o'clock E38DOTO EXPWY Yubari IC → Mukawa Hobetsu IC
(Out-bound/ Obihiro area)
Great evening
Tunnel
About 5km
【5】 Aug. 13
(TUE)
12 o'clock E38DOTO EXPWY Odori-cho IC → Mukawa Wada Hokkaido IC
(Out-bound/ Obihiro area)
Great evening
Tunnel
About 15km
【6】 Aug. 14
(WED)
16 o'clock E38DOTO EXPWY Sprout IC → Tomamu IC
(In-bound ・ Sapporo area
Hunting second
Tunnel
About 15km
【7】 16 o'clock E38DOTO EXPWY ShimukappuIC→ Mukakawa Hotetsu IC
(In-bound ・ Sapporo area
Hobetsu
Tunnel
About 5km

2 Request for using the Expressway

  • (1) Using traffic congestion forecast information, please shift the peak day and time zone of traffic congestion occurrence to be expected, and use it to avoid traffic congestion.
  • (2) Take sufficient distance between vehicles in the traffic congestion section and drive at a safe speed. If you feel tired, do not overdo it and try to take an early break at the rest facility.
  • (3) In order to prevent a rear-end collision in a congested section, please ask for cooperation to turn on the hazard lamp and to signal the following vehicles when traffic congestion is confirmed ahead.
  • (4) Road traffic conditions may change significantly due to accidents or weather effects. Please check the latest traffic information before departure.
  • Expressway traffic information serviceDrive traffic (Dora Tora)External link: Another window display
    Provides real-time road traffic conditions and traffic congestion prediction.
  • NEXCO EAST Customer Center
    We will respond to various inquiries on the Expressway 24 hours 365 days.
    Phone number 0570-024-024 or 03-5338-7524
  • Highway telephone
    We provide real-time traffic information (5 minutes update) for 24 hours.
    Telephone Number
    0166-54-1620 (Asahikawa) 011-896-1620 (Sapporo)
    0143-59-1620 (Muroran) 0155-42-1620 (Obihiro)
    『#8162』If you call, you will be automatically connected to the nearest local station.
  • Japan Road Traffic Information Center (JARTIC)External link: Another window display
    Phone number: 050-3369-6760
  • NEXCO EAST Hokkaido Regional Head Office Official Twitter account
    account@ e_nexco_kitaExternal link: Another window display

※ Please ask about one point and traffic safety to avoid traffic congestion,Attachment 2【PDF: 684 KB】Link to PDF

3 Countermeasures for congestion and congestion

The following measures will be taken to prevent congestion and congestion during the Bon Festival.

  • Provide congestion information and warning attention by indicator cars and road information boards at the main congestion point / congestion end
  • Raise warning of speed reduction in some tunnels and increase illuminance of tunnel lighting
  • Arrangement of parking lot rescuer in a break facility

4 ETC Holiday Discount Application Date

The ETC holiday discount (local area) is applied on August 10 (Saturday), 11 (Sun), 12 (Mon), 17 (Sat), 18 (Sun) for the Obon period.

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