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.
The 0.6km eastbound extension of the Higashi-Osaka Route connecting to the Daini Hanna Road was opened to traffic.
The full reconstruction of the entire Kobe Route was completed in 623 days, earlier than scheduled.
Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake occurred on January 17, causing tremendous damage to our network.
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.
Umeda off ramp, the first application in Japan of a multi-level road development system, was opened.
A 5.1km section of the Wangan Route was opened. This section included the Tempozan Bridge.
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.