Since 1950s-1990'

1998

1998
  • The three routes were opened: Ikeda Route (7.4km), Kita-Kobe Route (12.0km), and Wangan (Tarumi) Route (1.2km) in conjunction with the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge.

1997

  • The 0.6km eastbound extension of the Higashi-Osaka Route connecting to the Daini Hanna Road was opened to traffic.

1996

1996
  • The full reconstruction of the entire Kobe Route was completed in 623 days, earlier than scheduled.

1995

1995
  • Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake occurred on January 17, causing tremendous damage to our network.

1994

1994
  • The final sections of the Wangan Route were opened, connecting the Kansai International Airport and Kobe. Also, Kita-Kobe Route (1.7km) and Yodogawa Sagan Route (1.3 km) were opened: total length of the Hanshin Expressways reached 200km.

1992

1992
  • Umeda off ramp, the first application in Japan of a multi-level road development system, was opened.

1991

1991
  • A 5.1km section of the Wangan Route was opened.
    This section included the Tempozan Bridge.

1990

1990
  • The Asashiobashi Parking Area, which is placed on the rooftop of the HECL building, was opened on the Osakako Route. Also a 9.3km section of the Kita-Kobe Route was opened.