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The new TEXpress Lanes System is all about choice, predictable travel speeds and congestion relief. Currently, there are 30 miles of TEXpress Lanes open on four north Texas roadways. By the end of 2018, more than 120 miles of lanes on eight roadways will be operating. These lanes form a system across the Metroplex allowing drivers to commute from one side to the other with less congestion.

There are three types of TEXpress Lanes including:

Express/HOV Lanes

Designed to relieve congestion, these lanes allow Single Occupancy Vehicles (SOVs) to use the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes for a fee. Registered and activated HOVs and motorcyclists can use the lanes at zero toll cost.

  1. I-635 East TEXpress (Dallas County) – Coming summer 2016 - interim project (Ultimate project includes tolled managed lanes from US 75 to Miller Road and express lanes from Miller Road to I-30 – Tentative ultimate construction start: 2018)

Tolled Managed Lanes

Designed to keep traffic moving at least 50 mph, traffic speeds are maintained through dynamic pricing, meaning the price fluctuates based on congestion in the lanes.  Registered and activated HOVs and motorcyclists receive a 50 percent discount during peak travel periods. Examples include:

  1. DFW Connector TEXpress (SH 114/SH 121 in Tarrant County) - Opened 2013
  2. NTE TEXpress (I-820 and SH 183/SH 121 in Tarrant County) - Opened 2014
  3. LBJ TEXpress (I-635 in Dallas County) - Opened 2015
  4. I-30 TEXpress (Dallas County) - Coming August 2016
  5. NTE I-35W 3B (Tarrant County) - Coming early 2017
  6. 35Express (Dallas County) - Coming 2017
  7. NTE I-35W 3A (Tarrant County) - Coming 2018
  8. Midtown Express (SH 183, SH 114 and LP 12 in Dallas and Tarrant counties) - Coming 2018
  9. NTE I-35W 3C (Tarrant County) - TBD

Express Lanes

Designed to relieve congestion, these lanes are barrier separated from the mainlanes with fewer entrances and exits. Vehicles may use the lanes at zero toll cost.

  1. Under Consideration for Southern Gateway (I-35E and US 67 in Dallas County) –Estimated operation 2021