Message

President Toshitaka Miyata Image
  • President
  • Toshitaka Miyata
  • 宮田 年耕

We, Metropolitan Expressway Company Limited (shutoko) engage day and night in the construction, maintenance and management of the major arterial road networks in the Greater Tokyo Area, the Metropolitan Expressway. With the opening of the Yokohama North Line (linking Yokohane Line and Daisan-Keihin Line) in March 2017, the expressways operated by shutoko now extend some 318km in length and have an average traffic volume of some 980 thousands vehicles a day. Amid this situation, we believe our mission is to keep ensuring customers’ safety and security, moreover to provide high-quality services constantly thinking from customers’ view point.

In the Metropolitan Expressway, over a half century passed since the opening in 1962 between Kyobashi and Shibaura has aged its structures progressively, and besides, five times more traffic volume of heavy vehicles comparing with local roads of Tokyo 23 wards imposes a heavy burden on road conditions. Under these circumstances, in order to fulfill our mission, while performing regular inspections and repair works precisely, employing newly introduced technologies like smart infrastructure management system (i-DREAMs®), we implement large-scale renovation and repairment projects, such as Pier Section of Higashi-Shinagawa and Reclamation Area of Samezu.

Along with them, network development such as Shin Omiya-Ageo Road (Yono-Ageo Minami), launched in 2017 and Yokohama Circular Northwestern Route, measures against bottlenecks such as improvement works of in-between junctions (Itabashi and Kumano-Cho), and traffic safety measures are in progress actively.
Furthermore, in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics we, while making efforts to improve our highway landscape, will take a key role in their transportation network to contribute to their success. Going forward, Shutoko will continue making contributions to creating a more affluent and comfortable society through our operations, networking people, communities and daily lives in Tokyo metropolitan area. We would very much appreciate your continued support and understanding.

Management Principles

Basic Principle/Autonomous management

We connect people, communities and Daily lives within the Greater Tokyo area through our safe and smooth Metropolitan Expressway network, contributing to the affluent and comfortable advancement of society.

Management Principles

Customers first

In pursuit of safety and comfort, we provide high-quality services that guarantee customer satisfaction.

Coexistence with local communities

Our goal is to create a better environment and to develop local communities by working together with community members.

Social responsibility

We build relationships of trust with our customers, community members and investors through our strong ethical perspective and high level of transparency.

Autonomous management

We manage our business efficiently and soundly, and assertively expand our operations into new business fields.

A vibrant work environment for employees

We create a work environment in which our employees can develop their own abilities, allowing them to cultivate a sense of pride and achievement.