Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Authority, which manages three unprofitable toll roads linking the mainland and Shikoku, said Friday its accumulated losses for fiscal 2000 totaled 999 billion yen, up 75.8 billion yen from a year earlier.

Daily traffic volume in fiscal 2000 fell from 37,031 to 36,019 units compared to a year earlier, far below a 1997 projection of 50,320 units a day, the authority said.

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