635 East HOV/Express Lanes

The HOV (high occupancy vehicle) lanes on I-635 from US 75 to I-30 have been transitioned into HOV/Express Lanes, a form of TEXpress Lanes. Drivers with at least one additional passenger and motorcyclists will continue to use the lanes at no cost if they have a valid toll tag and register/activate as an HOV user via the Drive On TEXpress mobile app or website. Solo drivers and vehicles with no toll tag will be able to use them for a fee. The *635 East HOV/Express Lanes are separate from the LBJ TEXpress Lanes on I-635, which run from Luna Road to Greenville Avenue and offer HOV drivers a 50% HOV discount during weekday rush hours.

*Construction to transform the 635 East HOV/Express Lanes into the I-635 East TEXpress Lanes is tentatively scheduled to start in 2018.

Zero tolls on the 635 East HOV/Express Lanes are:

  • Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for HOV drivers and motorcyclists through the Drive On TEXpress mobile app or website
    • A.M. Period: 12:00 a.m. (midnight) to 11:59 a.m.
    • P.M. Period: 12:00 p.m. (noon) to 11:59 p.m.
  • Exclusive to I-635 East (from US 75 to I-30*)

  *Does not include TI Boulevard ramp

To qualify for an HOV discount:

  • At least two people, such as a driver and a passenger, must be in the vehicle (except for motorcyclists)
  • Your TollTag, TxTag or EZ TAG must be properly mounted on your windshield (including motorcycles)
  • The HOV discount must be activated or pre-scheduled for the desired HOV period(s) at least 15 minutes prior to entering the TEXpress Lanes

The 635 East HOV/Express Lanes are operated and managed by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). The 635 East HOV/Express Lanes are not an extension of the LBJ TEXpress Lanes, which are operated and managed by LBJ Infrastructure Group, a private developer.

To learn more about the 635 East HOV/Express Lanes, including toll rates and entrances and exits, click here. For questions about the 635 East HOV/Express Lanes, contact TxDOT at texpress@txdot.gov.

Other TxDOT TEXpress Lanes:

  • DFW Connector TEXpress Lanes
  • I-30 TEXpress Lanes
  • Midtown Express TEXpress Lanes (under construction)
  • 35Express TEXpress Lanes (under construction)