Since 1950s-2000'

2017

  • A 1.4km section of Yamatogawa Route opened to service .

2013

2013
  • A 4.3km section of Yodogawa Sagan Route opened to service.
  • A 0.6km section of Yamatogawa Route opened to service.

2012

  • Shin-kobe tunnel was integrated to the network .
  • Distance-based toll system was introduced (abolishing flat-rate zone toll system)

2011

2011
  • A 1.9km section of Nanamekuze section of the Kyoto Route opened to service.

2010

2010
  • A 1.8km section of the Kobe-Yamate Route Minatogawa Junction opened to service.
    The Kobe Route and Kita-Kobe Route were connected via Kobe-Yamate Route.

2009

2009
  • IWPPP (International workshop on Public-Private Partnerships in the Road Sector) has been successfully held by HEX, the Japan Road Association and PIARC Technical Committee A.2 on Financing.

2008

2008
2008
  • Two new sections of the Kyoto Route, one of 5.9 km and one of 1.9 km, were opened, thus the first urban expressway came to the ancient Japanese capital.
  • Also "Loop A", a space especially designed for interacting with our citizens, was opened using space underneath the elevated structure.

2005

2005
  • Privatization: From Hanshin Public cooperation to Hanshin Expressway Company Limited.

2003

2003
  • A total of 12.6km such as Kobe-Yamate Route (7.3km) and the Kita-Kobe Route (5.3km) was opened.
    Kita-Kobe Route became a by-pass route between Daini-Shinmei Expressway and Chugoku Expressway.

2002

  • The main-lane toll plaza on the Ikeda Route opened for service with more service lanes, from 4 lanes to 7 lanes.

2001

2001
  • ETC system starts on the Hanshin Expressway for ordinary drivers, operating with 10 toll-gates.