Traffic at Sanriku and Sendaitobu Expressways Lifted

Japan’s transport ministry said Tuesday that all traffic restrictions on two northeastern Japan expressways will be fully lifted on Wednesday.

Traffic on some sections of the Sanriku and Sendaitobu expressways has been halted since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami hit northeastern Japan.

The section between Naruseokumatsushima and Tometowa interchanges on the Sanriku expressway will become restriction-free for all types of vehicles at 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
Currently, only emergency or large-sized vehicles are permitted to travel on the section.

The section between the Rifu junction of the Sanriku expressway and the Sendaiwakabayashi junction on the Sendaitobu expressway will also become free of restrictions at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday.

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