Transport links to western Japan's biggest air hub are close to being restored after smooth progress in repair work on a damaged bridge.
The bridge connects Kansai International Airport in Osaka Bay to the mainland.
It was damaged last September when a tanker smashed into part of the structure during a typhoon. Three of the six lanes had to be closed.
The infrastructure ministry says repairs are going well and one lane will reopen on March 7th.
If everything goes smoothly, the remaining lanes will be fixed ahead of schedule, in early April.