NEXCO CENTRAL (Central Nippon Expressway Company Limited)


重要なお知らせ

E8 北陸道 下り線 今庄IC~敦賀IC間は土砂災害のため通行止めをおこなっています ~上り線の通行止めは解除しました~

07 May 30, 2015 Miyaike President briefing

Conference Summary

[Moderator]

Thank you for waiting. From now on, we will start the 105th regular conference.

 

[Miyaike president]

Before I discuss today's topics, I would like to thank you for your understanding.

We would like to thank the mass media for the coverage of the 50th Anniversary Campaign for the opening of the whole Meishin Expwy which we explained at the regular press conferences in April and June, for being covered in many media such as newspapers and television.

Thanks to you, the 50th anniversary event held in the service area and parking area ended in great success, but we continue to sell 50th anniversary menus such as old-fashioned Western food and ETC mileage point campaign until the end of August. So, I hope you can use the Meishin Expwy.

In addition, the Meishin Expwy, which has been open for 50 years this year, and more than 60% of the Expressway that have been open for more than 30 years in the jurisdiction of the region, with more than 60% of the Expressway aging, this year is a major measure to prevent aging. We will start large-scale renewal and repair work.

We will continue to make every effort to use the Expressway safely, safely and comfortably, so we ask for your continued understanding and cooperation.

 

Let's talk about the topics we have prepared today.

 

[Business status (June 2015)]

See page 1 of document 1.

Regarding operating conditions, toll revenue in June was 50,362 million yen, an increase of 7.8% from the same month of the previous year, and the number of traffic per day was 1,829,000 units, 2.5% of the same month of the previous year. Has increased.

Regarding the fee income, the convenience promotion project by the national expense was completed at the end of March last year, and the fee system was reviewed from April, but for the three months until the end of June of the last year, it was originally a discount of 30% due to mitigation measures. Holiday discount has been deferred to 5%. Therefore, this year, there was a 20% discount difference compared to the previous year, resulting in an increase of 7.8% compared to the same month of the previous year.

The number of passing vehicles increased slightly by 2.5% compared to the same month of the previous year, compared with last year when the toll system was revised.

 

Construction situation.

About 55km from the Hamamatsu-Inasa Junction (JCT) of the Shin-Tomei Expwy, which is scheduled to open in 2015, to the Toyota JCT, except for the part where the countermeasure work that caused the review of the opening time is being implemented The construction of the road itself, such as bridges, earthworks, etc., has been completed, and paving work, signs, and building work inside the rest facility are being carried out over the entire line.

We are progressing steadily as planned with regard to the cut slope surface measures, the treatment of sediment containing heavy metals, and the bridge settlement measures that caused the revision of the opening time. The treatment of soil containing heavy metals will be completed, and the remaining work is expected to be completed in the fall. The opening target is currently at the end of FY2015.

On the other hand, Shin-Tomei Expwy is operating in Kanagawa and Shizuoka prefectures in addition to Aichi prefecture. From now on, the sections will be opened one by one starting from the completed section, and the opening of all lines is scheduled for FY2020.

The next opening is scheduled for the Atsugi-minami Interchange (IC) 1.5km from the Ebina-minami JCT in Kanagawa Prefecture in fiscal 2016, but it is in a difficult situation and we are currently scrutinizing the process.

In addition, Shin-Meishin Expwy Yokkaichi JCT to Shin-Yokkaichi JCT 4km and Tokai-Kanjo Expwy Shin-Yokkaichi JCT to Toin IC 1km from the end of 2015, We are working on the entire line.

 

See page 2 of document 1.

Regarding the ETC situation, the average daily usage rate in June was 91.3%.

Next is the situation of the service area.

The total number of service areas and parking areas remains unchanged at 177 locations.

Sales in the service area in June were 12,818 million yen, down 0.6% from the same month the year before. Sales in the Food and Beverage Sales Division also decreased by 0.2% from the same month the year before.

One reason for the decrease is that there was one less holiday compared to the previous year.

Sales of gasoline decreased by 1.4% year-on-year. The reason is that all oil types are below the selling price of the previous year.

 

[To eradicate overweight vehicles ~ First accusation to malicious offenders ~]

See Appendix 2.

As shown on page 1 of Document 2, we made the first accusation on July 29th for overweight vehicles that could have a significant impact on the deterioration of road structures and lead to serious traffic accidents. I will report it.

On May 29, 2015, at the Tomei Expressway YokohamaMachida IC, we accused the Kanagawa Prefectural Police of a driver who passed a large trailer in violation of the Road Law and her employer. The violating vehicle has a gross vehicle weight of 50.75 tons, which is more than double the standard of 25 tons specified by the Road Law, and is a very violent violation.

As stated in the document, it is said that the impact of one vehicle with a total vehicle weight of 50 tons on the deterioration of a road bridge is equivalent to about 340 vehicles of a general large vehicle (total vehicle weight of 20 tons). Overweight vehicles are a major factor in significantly accelerating the deterioration of roads such as fatigue and damage.

Please continue to page two.

In addition to the accusation, I will explain the enforcement situation of illegal vehicles that have been strengthened since April of this year.

We have a specialized police force at the entrance of the interchange, and take measures such as “U-turn” to order the offending vehicle to leave the Expressway.

In addition, from April this year, for serious violations over a certain weight, it will be severe such as “reduction of cargo” to reduce the weight and “suspension of traffic” to order a stop on the spot until obtaining a passage permit. We are implementing four measures.

Such malicious violating vehicles account for less than 1% of all passing vehicles, but they are a major factor in accelerating the deterioration of road bridges. Repairing road bridges accounts for about 90% of the project cost for large-scale renewal and large-scale repair plans.

Going forward, we will continue to collaborate with related organizations and strengthen crackdowns to eradicate overweight vehicles.

 

[Traffic prediction during Obon period]

Regarding the traffic jam forecast during the Obon period, we have already announced on July 10th and have been taken up by many media outlets. Thank you very much.

We are distributing your "Traffic Congestion Prediction Guide" at service areas, parking areas, toll gates, etc.

We hope you will take advantage of this when you use the Expressway for homecoming such as Obon.

 

[Traffic safety]

A road safety request. Please see Document 3.

This year, 36 traffic fatalities have occurred in our jurisdiction, with a total of 38 fatalities. There were 22 fatal accidents and 24 deaths during the same period last year, which is an increase of 14 or 14 compared to the same period last year, the highest number in the past five years.

By type of accident, "motorcycles" and "single-sided accidents" increased by a factor of more than three times last year, and by time of day, accidents that occurred from midnight to early morning accounted for about half of all accidents.

When driving, be sure to wear seat belts at all seats, keep a sufficient distance between vehicles and use at a safe speed, and take a good break. Also, in the event of an accident or breakdown, please stop as much as possible on the shoulder, signal hazard vehicles, flaming tubes, and stop indicator equipment to the following vehicles, and evacuate to a safe place such as outside the guardrail.

 

[Efforts for vegetation restoration on the Tanzawa mountain trail using local seeds

See Appendix 4.

We have set "contribution to the environment and sustainable society" as one of the priority areas of our CSR activities and are implementing environmentally friendly activities.

In the Tanzawa Mountains in Kanagawa Prefecture, we are working with Kanagawa Prefecture and local NPO groups in an effort to restore the vegetation on mountain trails that have become bare ground due to an increase in the number of climbers and the feeding of deer.

For the regeneration of vegetation, we will utilize the regional seedling cultivation technology cultivated in the Expressway construction business to grow plants that are difficult for deer to eat and to plant seedlings from seeds and rhizomes, and have planted about 3,000 plants so far. I am.

The planted plants grew smoothly, and the vegetation around the mountain trail was gradually recovering, and we have received support and support from other groups and mountain climbers working in the Tanzawa Mountains.
On Thursday, August 6, we plan to plant an additional 2,000 seedlings with people from Kanagawa Prefecture and local NPO groups.

Through this activity, we will continue to contribute to the restoration of Tanzawa's nature, and we will also proactively work on conservation of the local environment in areas other than Expressway.

 

[Large of rapid charging services in service areas (SA) and parking areas (PA)]

See Appendix 5.

With the widespread use of EVs (electric vehicles) and PHVs (plug-in hybrid vehicles), there are 18 rest facilities in our service area to meet the rapidly increasing needs of quick chargers and to further improve user convenience. We are pleased to inform you that we have newly established 20 quick chargers.

Currently, 80 units are in operation at 75 rest facilities in our jurisdiction, and in the month of May, the usage record of the quick charger in the jurisdiction reached a record 13,800 times. The most used was Ashigara SA (Out-bound), which is used 39 times a day. Since the total number of EVs and PHVs registered in Japan is more than 110,000, one out of eight EVs will have been charged by our company in the calculation. I will.

For this reason, waiting for charging occurs mainly on holidays. Each charge takes 30 minutes, so if you wait 3 units in advance, it will take 2 hours to finish charging your own. Improving convenience means alleviating this waiting for charging.

The 18 rest facilities that will be newly developed this time include the Shin-Tomei Expwy Okazaki SA which is scheduled to open this year, and we aim to complete the maintenance within the year.

By the end of fiscal 2015, we plan to install a quick charger at approximately one of the 95 SA / PA locations in our jurisdiction.

Please use the Expressway fast charging service, which will be even more convenient.

 

[Notice of Tomei intensive construction]

See Appendix 6.

This year's Tomei intensive construction will be carried out from Tokyo IC to Numazu IC from Monday, November 16 to Friday, November 27.

Concentrated construction is based on the 3-Year Plan for Improving Safety, and the construction necessary for road management such as road surface repairs, bridge / tunnel repairs, etc. It will be done. As a result, the work can be centralized, and the number of construction restrictions and the number of construction congestions per year can be greatly reduced.

This year is the final year of the 3-Year Plan for Improving Safety, and due to the large amount of construction work related to safety improvement, in sections where double networks such as Shin-Tomei Expressway Tomei and Tomei are established and detours are possible Is planning construction due to day and night continuous lane regulations.

Details of construction will be announced on the website for exclusive work and leaflets as soon as it is decided.

During the intensive construction period, traffic jams and congestion may cause inconvenience, but we ask for your understanding and cooperation.

 

These are the topics we have prepared today.

[Moderator]

Now, we are ready to receive your questions.

 

[Reporter]

Please tell us about the progress of the Summit measures that will be taken next year, if any, as a company.

[Miyaike president]

We are participating in the Mie Prefectural Citizens' Meeting and have begun preparations such as taking necessary budgetary measures, and we will continue to cooperate with the Summit.

[Reporter]

Among the people involved in the summit, it seems that they visited the Toyako Summit held in Japan. Did your company go to such an inspection?

[Miyaike president]

We do not visit for inspection.

 

[Reporter]

Shin-Meishin Expressway of Shin-Yokkaichi from JCT Kameyamanishi JCT opening between is, do you have when you plan to.

[Miyaike president]

It is 2018.

[Reporter]

How about the progress of the construction?

[Miyaike president]

Construction is progressing as planned and is generally well.

 

[Reporter]

It is said that the construction work will be completed in the fall of the Aichi prefecture section of the Shin-Tomei Expressway, but if the construction work is completed, will it not be opened immediately?

[Miyaike president]

Construction of cut slope measures, treatment of earth and sand containing heavy metals, and bridge settlement measures will be completed around autumn, but after that, it will not be opened as soon as it is in the fall to start pavement and road equipment construction. There is none.

 

[Reporter]

Please reconfirm the route name and section near the Ebina IC scheduled to open in 2016.

[Miyaike president]

It is 1.5 km from Atsugiminami IC from Ebina-minami JCT on the Shin-Tomei Expwy Kanagawa Prefecture.

[Reporter]

It is said that the schedule for opening in 2016 has become difficult, but please tell us why the progress of the construction was delayed.

[Miyaike president]

Due to the large number of land-related issues, it took a long time to survey the relocation site, and this area is a soft ground area due to the flood plain near the mouth of the Sagami River. The reason is that it turned out to be costly. I would like to do my best in the construction work in order to shorten the construction period.

[Reporter]

It seems that it will take longer than originally expected, but how long will the opening time be extended?

[Miyaike president]

I would like to do something within about a year.

[Reporter]

So does that mean you want to open it by the end of 2017?

[Miyaike president]

We are scrutinizing the process, aiming for the earliest possible time.

[Reporter]

Does it mean that the site is ready for relocation?

[Miyaike president]

In general, the target is outstanding.

 

[Reporter]

Regarding the Large of the rapid charging service, the announcement this time is that there will be a total of 20 SA / PAs in 18 locations this year. How much will it cost?

[Employees]

It is a rough estimate, but the total is about 400 million yen.

[Reporter]

Will subsidies come from the country?

[Employees]

There is a subsidy from the government up to 50 million yen per unit.

[Reporter]

Do you have a medium- to long-term deployment plan, such as by when to deploy it all?

[ Employee ]

In the future, I think that we will consider it based on the prevalence and usage of EVs and PHVs. In general, we believe that this arrangement plan will prevent the so-called "electrical shortage" where electricity is lost.

[Reporter]

According to the website, the infrastructure maintenance vision is 83 units in total. Is it okay to understand that the quick charging service has been completed? Or do you have any idea to significantly increase after that?

[Miyaike president]

We do not plan to increase it significantly in the future, but we will take appropriate measures while looking at the prevalence of EVs and PHEVs in the future.

[Reporter]

The material is a joint name of Central Japan Expressway and Japan Charge Network (JCN). Please tell us about the role of JCN.

[Miyaike president]

The in-service quick charging service is carried out as a joint project between our company and JCN.Our company mainly prepares the relationship between the installation of equipment and the power source.The quick charger itself must be prepared by JCN and operated. It is the role of you.

[Reporter]

Do you have any plans for the maintenance of hydrogen stations in the service area?

[ Employee ]

There are currently no facilities that provide hydrogen fuel within our jurisdiction. However, at a business inspection review meeting held by the Expressway Agency / Company held the other day, it is being pointed out as a future task to consider the improvement of the environment for various fuels including hydrogen stations.

 

[Reporter]

It is said that you accused the Kanagawa Prefectural Police for overweight vehicles. Please tell me the address of YokohamaMachida IC.

[ Employee ]

It is Nagatsuta-cho, Midori-ku, Yokohama-shi.

[Reporter]

What is the gender of the driver? Also, is the employer a shipping company?

[ Employee ]

The driver is a man and the employer company looks like an industrial waste industry according to the website.

[Reporter]

What is the load?

[ Employee ]

Industrial waste.

[Reporter]

Is it illegal to crack down on a violating vehicle?

[Miyaike president]

We call the Vehicle Restriction Ordinance, commonly known as the "Vehicle Limit," but we will crack down on violations such as overweight at an interchange, etc. without notice.

[Reporter]

At which interchange is the implementation record posted in this document?

[ Employee ]

The enforcement that led to this accusation was carried out at the YokohamaMachida IC on the Tomei Expwy. We will refrain from answering other specific locations.

[Reporter]

Does that mean that enforcement will continue to be strengthened? I think you should make other accusations, but what about?

[ Employee ]

A specific policy has been set up that "a malicious violator whose total vehicle weight is more than twice the standard weight will be charged with the fact of the violation," so we were able to make the accusation this time. Since we are cracking down on a daily basis, I can't say anything specific at this point, but I would like to proceed rigorously, including accusations.

[Reporter]

How does a car corps identify a violating vehicle?

[ Employee ]

Although the vehicle corps can be seen to some extent by visual experience, weigh the entire vehicle in the weighing space at the entrance of the interchange. As a result, if a certain weight violation is recognized, strict measures will be taken on the spot.

[Reporter]

How is the relationship with large-scale renewal and large-scale repair work?

[Miyaike president]

Due to the large-scale renewal and large-scale repair work to be carried out from this fiscal year, damaged floor slabs and other structures will be sequentially renewed. This time, I made such a complaint. In the future, we are planning to carry out research such as whether automatic measurement of weighing is possible.

 

[Reporter]

About three months have passed since the opening of Terrace Gate Toki 's grand opening. How is the sales situation?

[Miyaike president]

The number of customers is moving at the level we had expected. In particular, it does not mean that the expected level is greatly exceeded, but that the expected level is being maintained.

[Reporter]

Please tell us about any future issues.

[Miyaike president]

Since this is our first business, we are listening to various opinions from customers, grasping issues, etc., and making improvements so that repeat customers can always come.

 

[Moderator]

It seems that your question has been interrupted, so this is the end of your regular meeting.