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[E4] Between Tohoku Expressway Ichinoseki IC-Hiraizumi Maezawa IC (up and down line)
By Hiraizumi smart interchange business
Conduct day and night continuous lane regulation (all day)

E4Tohoku Expressway Ichinoseki IC and Hiraizumi Maezawa IC (upper and lower lines)
By Hiraizumi smart interchange business
Day and night continuous lane regulation (all day)Carried out

2019 April 18
East Nippon Expressway Co., Ltd.
Tohoku Regional Head Office Office Kitakami Administration Office

NEXCO EAST Kitakami management office (Kitakami City, Iwate Prefecture),E4Tohoku Expressway Ichinoseki Interchange (IC) and Hiraizumi Maezawa IC (upper and lower lines), we will implement daytime and night continuous lane regulation from May 9, 2019 (Thu) for the Hiraizumi Smart IC (SIC) establishment project.

Construction from reducing the number of available traffic lane from two lanes to one lane, Iwate area Tohoku ExpresswayOn the Out-bound line between Ichinoseki IC and Hiraizumi Maezawa IC, the maximum distance is about 3 km (around 15 minutes) between 8 o'clock and 20 o'clock on July 13 and 15Traffic congestion is predicted. In addition, we forecast traffic congestion and congestion less than 1km on other weekends. I apologize for the inconvenience, butIf you are planning to use the construction section on a holiday on which traffic congestion is expected to occur, please do not hesitate to use the traffic section for cooperation.

Traffic information will be posted on websites such as "DraTra" during the construction period, so please check out before using the Expressway before going out.

1 Construction section

Tohoku Expressway Ichinoseki IC and Hiraizumi Maezawa IC (upper and lower lines)

Construction section

2 lane regulation period and congestion forecast

(1) Traffic regulation period

Ichinoseki IC-Hiraizumi Maezawa IC: May 9 (Thu)-August 2 (Fri), 2019 (86 days)

Traffic regulation period
  • We will also work on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
  • Bad weather may change the regulation method.
  • If construction is completed early, the deregulation time may be changed.
(2) Forecast of congestion

During the construction period, traffic congestion is predicted.Between Ichinoseki IC ~ Hiraizumi Maesawa IC, In-bound June in line (16 days, 22 days, 23 days) up to about 1km (transit time approximately 5 minutes) to 10 18 o'clock o'clock of Out-bound July (13 days in line , From 8:00 on the 15th) up to approximately 3km (passing time approximately 15 minutes)Traffic congestion is predicted. ※ 1

I apologize for the inconvenience, butIf you are planning to use the construction section on a holiday on which traffic congestion is expected to occur, please do not hesitate to use the traffic section for cooperation.

※ 1 In-bound approximately 1km (June 23), approximately 0.5km (others)
Out-bound up to about 3km (July 13th, 15th), about 0.5km (others)

3 Construction regulation steps

Between Ichinoseki IC and Hiraizumi Maezawa IC, the number of lanes decreases from 2 lanes to 1 lane, with both the upper and lower lines restricting the traveling lane or passing lane.

The maximum speed will be 50 km / h in the lane control section, so please follow the signs on the site and drive safely when using.

Legend

[Step 1] Regulating the driving lane on both the upper and lower lines Period: Thursday, May 9, 2019-Friday, June 7

step 1

[Step 2] Restrict passing lanes on both the upper and lower lines Period: Friday, June 7, 2019-Thursday, July 11, 2019

Step 2

[Step 3] Control the traveling lane for both the upper and lower lines Period: Thursday, July 11, 2019-Friday, August 2, 2019

Step 3

[Step 4] Completed switching period: August 2, 2019 (Fri)-

Step 4

4 Construction Overview

With the construction that Hiraizumi SIC will establish between Tohoku Expressway Ichinoseki IC and Hiraizumi Maezawa IC, we will construct a structure that crosses the Tohoku Expressway.

In order to construct this crossing structure by cutting the Tohoku Expressway currently in service, it is necessary to bypass the Tohoku Expressway, and traffic control is performed to switch lanes in stages.

Construction summary

5 Requests when using

  • [1] Over the course of approximately 3 km, the existing two-lane one-lane contract will be reduced to approximately three kilometers, and one-day one-lane continuous day and night lane control will be implemented. During the construction period, traffic congestion is expected from the implementation of traffic lane restrictions including day and night, including weekends and holidays, so if you use the section, you will be required to drive more safely, Please make sure to leave time and time when using the service.
  • [2] When traveling in the lane regulation section, please observe the regulation speed, secure the distance between vehicles, and be careful about rear collisions etc.
  • 【3】 In the vicinity of the construction site, construction vehicles go in and out so please pay attention to the traffic ahead.
  • 【4】 During the construction period, we will provide construction regulation information utilizing road information boards and street signs and call for attention for safe driving. Please check this information when traveling and thank you to travel safely.
  • [5] Please check the latest traffic information on websites such as DraTra before you go out.
Information providing image around the construction site Photo
  • Road information board
    Road information board
  • Road sign
    Road sign

6 Efforts to minimize inconvenience to customers due to construction

Strengthen information provision

In addition to the information board on the Expressway(electricity bulletin board), the regulation schedule will post banners and the like on the main line and the installation of standing signboards for rest facilities around Iwate Prefecture.

Notice image

  • Public information signboard (resting facility, IC)
    Public information signboard (resting facility, IC)
  • Straddling Expressway banners to the Bridge
    Straddling Expressway banners to the Bridge
  • Simple LED sign
    Simple LED sign

Expressway information such as congestion status

We are providing NEXCO EAST Road Traffic Information Site "Dora Tora" with real-time traffic information.
【PC】
【Mobile】 http://m.drivetraffic.jp/

Display example of real-time traffic information
Display example of real-time traffic information

7 How to Obtain Road Traffic Information

(1) road traffic information that can be obtained before going out
  • NEXCO EAST Website "Construction regulation information"Providing information on construction restrictions in each region)
  • NEXCO EAST Road Traffic Information Site "Doratara" (Provide highway traffic information nationwide)
    【PC】External link: Another window display
    【Mobile】 http://m.drivetraffic.jp/
  • Highway telephone
    We provide 24 hours a day highway telephone (automatic voice) traffic updates on Expressway updated every 5 minutes.
    Morioka station 019-639-1620
    (Mobile phone · PHS speed dial # 8162)
  • NEXCO EAST Customer Center (A 24-hour operator will respond.)
    0570-024-024 or 03-5338-7524
  • Road traffic information of Japan Road Traffic Information Center (JARTIC)
    050-3369-6761 (Tohoku region · High speed information)
    the internetExternal link: Another window display
(2) Road traffic information available during driving
  • Road information board
  • Highway radio (AM 1620 kHz)
    The section broadcasting the highway radio is indicated by a sign on the Expressway .
  • Highway Information Terminal
    We are informing wide area road traffic information by monitor screen etc. installed in SA · PA.
* Twitter's official account " NEXCO EAST (Tohoku)" (@ e_nexco_tohokuExternal link: Another window displayHowever, information is delivered.
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