- The E8 Hokuriku Expressway Out-bound Line between Tsuruga IC and Imajo IC is closed due to a landslide.
We would like to inform you about the closed sections and the expected cancellation due to the sediment disaster that occurred on Friday, August 5th.
■ Closed section
Road Name direction Section Start date and time Expected to be released Event E8 Hokuriku Expressway Out-bound line
(For Kanazawa and Niigata)
Tsuruga IC-Imajo IC Friday, August 5th
Around the end of August Sediment disaster
In addition, please check the latest traffic information from the following website for traffic closure information on parallel national roads and general roads.
[Criteria for road closures due to rainfall]
Road Name Section Category
Combined rainfall * 2
Continuous rainfall Hourly rainfall E8 Hokuriku Expressway Tsuruga IC-Imajo IC Normal standard 210 150 40 Provisional standard 160 120 30 Landslide warning information*3
Alert Level 4 (Evacuation Order)
*1: Continuous rainfall is the total amount of rainfall from the beginning to the end of rainfall. Resets after 6 hours of no rain.
*2: Combined rainfall is defined as a combination of continuous rainfall and hourly rainfall. The road will be closed when both continuous rainfall and hourly rainfall are exceeded at the same time.
*3: Sediment-related disaster alert information is jointly announced by prefectural governments and the Japan Meteorological Agency so that mayors of municipalities can make decisions when issuing evacuation orders and voluntarily evacuate when the risk of sediment-related disasters due to rain increases. disaster prevention information.
The area affected by this disaster is roughly 2km on each side of the Expressway in Tsuruga City and Minami Echizen Town.
[Damage situation, countermeasure status, etc.]
< Out-bound (for Kanazawa/Niigata)>
・There was a large-scale sediment inflow event from outside the road area near the Tsuruga Tunnel entrance.
(About 20,000㎥ of sediment inflow into the road area (approximately 4,000 large dump trucks))
・A field survey was conducted jointly with Fukui Prefecture, Tsuruga City, and Hokuriku Electric Power Company in the morning of Saturday, August 6th.
・Based on the results of the investigation, we have started emergency work.
・Part of this section is utilized to ensure Out-bound-line traffic for emergency vehicles.
・A video of the progress of disaster recovery work at the site is being distributed on the NEXCO CENTRAL official website (Important Notice).
・Aiming to lift the road closure around the end of August, we are diligently proceeding with emergency construction work while ensuring the safety of workers.
[Near the Tsuruga TN entrance on the Hokuriku Expressway Out-bound Line]
<In-In-bound line (for Maibara)>
・We have completed a field survey of the large-scale sediment inflow event that occurred near the Tsuruga Tunnel entrance.
(About 1,000㎥ of sediment inflow into the road area (approximately 200 large dump trucks))
・We have completed the removal of large-scale sediment inflow points and the installation of large sandbags. Emergency work to install stakes for retaining earth has been completed, and the road closure was lifted at 00:00 on Wednesday, August 10th.
[Near the Tsuruga TN Exit on the Hokuriku Expressway In-bound Line]
■ Status of disaster recovery work (live broadcast)
*Because it is a mountainous area, there may be times when the distribution is temporarily interrupted or the image is disturbed. Thank you for your understanding.
■ Please check the latest traffic information when you go out.