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Traffic situation on Expressway during New Year's Holiday
(Within Niigata Prefecture) (preliminary report)

Traffic situation of Expressway year-end and new year (in Niigata Prefecture) (preliminary report)

December 28, 2017 (Thursday)-January 4, 2018 (Thu) 8 days
(2016 comparison period: December 28, 2016 (Wed)-January 4, 2017 (Wed) 8 days)

January 5, 2018
East Nippon Expressway Co., Ltd.
Niigata office

NEXCO EAST Niigata Regional Head Office(Chuo-ku, Niigata City) summarized the traffic conditions during the New Year period.


  1. The average daily traffic volume in the 10 main sections is affected by snowfall compared to the previous yearApproximately 6% decreaseDid.
  2. Traffic Out-bound The peak of the line is December 30 (Sat), In-bound The peak of the line was January 3 (Wednesday).
  3. The traffic jam count of 5 km or more isOnce(0 in previous fiscal year).
  4. The largest traffic jam length is around 14:45 on Wednesday, January 3E17Kan-Etsu Expressway (In-bound line) It was "12.5km" that occurred due to the effect of a broken car near the soil barrel PA.

Main section during one period※1Daily traffic volume of※2 (Unit / day)

Road name section FY2017
Year over year
B / A
E8Hokuriku Expressway Parent unknown IC ~ Itoigawa IC 13,300 14,800 90%
Joetsu IC - Kakizaki IC 13,900 15,000 93%
Goto Iguchi IC - Niigataishi IC 32,700 34,500 95%
E17Kan-Etsu Expressway Water IC to Yuzawa IC 24,100 24,800 97%
Ojiya IC - Nagaoka IC 16,700 17,400 96%
E 49Ban Koshige Tsugawa IC ~ Mikawa IC 6,400 6,900 93%
E18Joshin-Etsu Expressway Shinano-cho IC - Myoko Takahara IC 12,600 13,500 93%
Joetsu Takada IC - Joetsu JCT 9,700 10,900 89%
E7Japan Sea Tohoku Expressway Niigata Central JCT ~ Niigata Kameda IC 12,700 13,000 98%
Holy basket Shibata IC ~ Nakajo IC 8,300 8,700 95%
10 sections average 15,000 16,000 94%
"IC: Interchange", "JCT: Junction"
"IC: Interchange", "JCT: Junction"
  • : "Main section" is the interchange section near the prefectural border and near major cities, "Traffic volume" is preliminary figures.


Day arrangement of the year-end and New Year period of 2017 and 2016

2 Congestion status

FY2017 Traffic occurrence situation during the New Year's Holiday (maximum traffic congestion length 5 km or more): 1 occurrence

Road name / direction Congestion section Traffic jam peak date and time Maximum congestion length Traffic jam
Traffic start to end time
E17 Kan-Etsu Expressway
Near the barrel PA ~
Shiozawa Stone IC near the IC
January 3 (Wed)
Around 14:45
12.5 km Broken car 11:15~
Around 16:45

FY2016 Congestion occurrence situation during the New Year's Holiday (maximum traffic congestion length 5 km or more): No occurrence

3 Reference Materials (Attachment)

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