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Due to Typhoon No. 19 [E18] Face-to-face traffic on Joshin-Etsu Expressway(Usui Karuizawa IC-Saku IC)

Due to typhoon 19E18About face-to-face traffic on Joshin-Etsu Expressway(Usui Karuizawa IC-Saku IC)

2019 October 25
East Nippon Expressway Co., Ltd.
Kanto office

E18Joshin-Etsu Expressway between Usui Karuizawa IC ~ Saku IC, due to the impact of typhoon No. 19, but had been carrying out closures, and emergency construction work is completed in the local, 2019 on October 23 at 6:00 The road has been lifted and you can now travel in a face-to-face (one lane in each direction).

When traveling, please observe the traffic precautions and drive safely.

In addition, traffic congestion is expected due to traffic concentration on weekday morning and evening hours, especially during weekends when traffic is heavy. When you go out, please leave with sufficient time and check the latest traffic information.

Although emergency work has been completed, it is necessary to continue this restoration work, so it is expected that it will take a considerable amount of time to resume traffic in the four lanes. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

1 Regulatory status (schematic diagram)

Regulatory status (schematic diagram)

2 Notes on traffic

  • [1] One-lane two-lane section is tentatively operated with one-lane one-lane traffic.
  • [2] 50km / h speed regulation will be implemented. We ask for your cooperation in safe driving while complying with local regulations.
  • [3] In the event of traffic jams, please cooperate in preventing rear-end collisions by turning on the hazard lamp at the end of the traffic jam and signaling the following vehicle.
  • [4] The suspension is canceled as an emergency measure, and in order to ensure the safety of traffic, the closure standards for rainfall, etc. have been temporarily reduced (see the table below). Please check the latest traffic and weather information.

Rainfall closure standards (Joshinetsu Expressway Usui Karuizawa IC-Saku IC)

  Continuous combination
Normal standard 190㎜ 190mm ・ 40mm / 1h
Interim standard 100㎜ 70mm ・ 30mm / 1h

3 One-lane, one-lane traffic image

[Face-to-face traffic] (1 lane on each side)

Face-to-face image

4 Traffic jam prediction

The occurrence of traffic jams is predicted as follows.
We apologize for the inconvenience, but we ask for your understanding and cooperation.

【Prediction of congestion from regulated part】
Prediction of congestion from regulated part

If there will continue to be an impact on the year-end and New Year holidays, we will inform you separately about the lane operation method and traffic forecast.

Latest traffic conditions

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