Safety Programs

Actions for Further Safety

Expressway Safety Improvements

Traveler safety is our top priority. Through the 3-year action plan for further safety (FY2013-FY2015), we have organized and shared our various policies for further safety. Led our management, we have established our own structure for safety improvements through continuous checks and follow ups.
Since FY 2016, the following “Five Policies” have been applied to improve safety by succeeding the 3-year action
plan (FY2013-FY2015).

“Five Policies” to improve safety

  1. Corporate culture to put top priority on safety
  2. Continuous business process improvements to handle deterioration and potential risks of aging structures.
  3. Promotion of safety activities
  4. Human resource development
  5. Sustainable business enhancement for safety improvements

NEXCO-Central’s Safety Program in Action

Image Shot at 100 kph

Developing New Technologies forInspection

By introducing “High-speed Image Processing Technology,” we developed new inspection technology for monitoring facility conditions automatically while traveling 100 kph.

Inspection Training

N2U-BRIDGE (Exterior)

N2U-BRIDGE

N2U BRIDGE at Nagoya University for training on bridge inspection skills.

E-MAC (Exterior)

E-MAC

E-MAC enables employees to obtain regular inspections
and emergency response skills on full-sized quipment actually used on the expressways.

Expressway Renewal Project

Among 2,063 km expressway under our operation, 1,233 km are more than 30 years old at present. Significant deteriorations have been recognized due to increase of large-sized vehicles, anti-freezing agent and recent climate change. We have launched “Expressway Renewal Project” to deal with these issues.

Objectives of the Expressway Renewal Project

  1. Life cycle cost minimization
  2. Preventive maintenance
  3. Function upgrade

The total estimated cost for this project is approximately
1 trillion yen (8.85 billion USD).