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[E46] Akita Expressway (between Kitakami Nishi IC and Yuda IC) Night closure

E46Akita Expressway (between Kitakami Nishi IC and Yuda IC)

For the latest regulatory information,DraTraExternal link: Another window displayPlease see

March 25, 2020
East Nippon Expressway Co., Ltd.
Tohoku Regional Head Office Office Kitakami Administration Office

NEXCO EAST Kitakami Administration Office (Kitakami city, Iwate prefecture) has two lane sections (one lane on one side)E46Akita Expressway between the north west Interchange (IC) ~ Yuda IC, cleaning and inspection of the tunnel various types of equipment, in order to perform maintenance and repair work, pavement repair work, etc., it will be carried out at night road closures as described below.

Although it is very troubling to our customers, it is necessary construction to use the Expressway safely and comfortably. We will strive to minimize inconveniences to our customers, so we ask for your understanding and cooperation.

1 Closed section

Akita Expressway Kitakami Nishi IC to Yuda IC (Upper and Lines)

2 Dead day and time

April 13 (Mon)-April 16 (Thu), Akita Expressway 2020 nights
April 20 (Mon)-22 (Wed) 3 nights
Spare days: April 17 (Fri), 23 (Thu), 24 (Fri) 3 nights

  • The date and time of traffic closure may be changed depending on the weather. Please use the website such as "DraTra" for the latest information.

3 Road stop time

20 o'clock - 6 o'clock next

4 Detour

National Route 107, Prefectural Road 37 [Annex 1【PDF: 131KB】Link to PDF

5 Outline of construction

We carry out cleaning and inspection work, maintenance and repair work, and pavement repair work for various tunnel facilities.

  • ○ Pavement repair work
    Cracks and steps on the pavement surface are noticeable
    We will repair the locations where they occur.
    Abukuma Ohashi construction site 1

    【Damage situation on road surface】

  • ○ Inspection of equipment in tunnel
    Road environment that you can drive safely
    Inspect the equipment in the tunnel to keep it.
    Abukuma Ohashi construction site 2

    【Equipment Inspection Status in Tunnel】

6 Adjustment of transit fare due to closing of traffic [Annex 2[PDF: 87.4KB]Link to PDF

Customers who once flow out of the Expressway closure, bypassing the road closing section and switching over again in the same direction will make a "coordination adjustment" to adjust the toll according to the use section. Please refer to the accompanying material for the details of the transit adjustment.

7 Information provision

Information such as road traffic information
  • "DraPla", a site full of useful information on Expressway nationwide
    PC versionExternal link: Another window display
    モバイル版 (http://m.driveplaza.com/)
    スマートフォン版 (http://www.driveplaza.com/smp/)
  • Expressway traffic information service "Drive Traffic (DraTra)"

    NEXCO EAST Website "Construction regulation information(Provides information on local construction regulations)
    Aomori prefecture, Akita prefecture, Iwate prefecture "Northern Tohoku", Miyagi prefecture · Yamagata prefecture · Fukushima prefecture "South Tohoku" please.

    Provides real-time road traffic information and traffic congestion prediction.
    PC versionExternal link: Another window display
    モバイル版 (http://m.drivetraffic.jp/)
    スマートフォン版 (http://www.drivetraffic.jp/smp/)
  • NEXCO EAST Customer Center
    Operators are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
    【phone number】
    2020 telephone number will be changed from 0:00 on April 1, 1980.
    (Before change) 0570-024-024 or 03-5338-7524
    (After change) 0570-024-024 or 03-5308-2424

    * There is no change for "0570-024-024" on the navigation dial.

  • Highway telephone
    Real-time traffic information (5 minutes update) can be obtained by telephone 24 hours a day.
    【phone number】
    Morioka station 019-639-1620
    Japan Highway Traffic Information Center
    050-3369-6603 (Iwate Information)
    050-3369-6761 (Tohoku region high speed information)
  • Highway Radio

    Highway radio (AM 1620 kHz)
    The section that is broadcasting Expressway We will guide you by the sign above.
    We announce wide area road information in an easy-to-understand manner through monitor screen etc. installed in SA / PA.

* Twitter's official account "NEXCO EAST (Tohoku)" (@e_nexco_tohokuExternal link: Another window display) Also distributes information.
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