On the way back from golf the other day, we drove through the Yamate Tunnel which currently runs from Ikebukuro through Shinjuku, and will eventually come out near Shibuya at Ohashi Junction.
Whilst we are driving above ground here, when the Ohashi Junction section is finished, you will be able to not get off at Hatsudai but keep underground and travel all the way close to Shibuya.
The section of the road to be built after that should take you down past Shinagawa, to the Oi Junction and then onto Haneda Airport or Yokohama.
I wrote a post also about the construction of Ohashi Junction which will link up the further extension of this tunnel.
Everytime I go through this tunnel, I experience a traffic jam. The last time it was too bad.
Yeah, I hope when they finish the Ohashi Junction section that the traffic jam gets less, but I think it might get worse 🙂
Thanks for the virtual drive-through!
thank you very much for the google street view experience. Loved it.
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What will happen if there’s a traffic jam below and above? Then where will every body go? And as far as those smoke stacks, note a great view if you live next door to one. Also that tunnel looks quite futuristic. Something out of George Lucas first movie “THX1138” A great article.
the tunnel reminds me of driving the Oakland Bay bridge into San Francisco – is a bit claustrophobic and makes me nervous . . .