Understanding TEXpress Lanes Signage

Because the TEXpress Lanes, including the HOV/EXpress Lanes, are unlike other toll roads in North Texas, signage for this tollway system are also different. TEXpress Lanes use electronic signage with variable real-time pricing to help manage traffic flow. Before using this new roadway system, take a moment to learn about the TEXpress Lanes pricing signs and other important signage you will see.

  • Understanding the Signs
  • Signs Before the TEXpress Lanes
  • Pricing Signs
  1. TEXpress Lanes Signs
  2. Symbols at the Top of the Signs
  3. How to Read the Signs
  4. Exiting the TEXpress Lanes
  1. HOV 2+ Sign
  2. No Tag Sign
  1. What Price Will You Pay?
  2. What Price Will HOV Users Pay?
  3. Fixed Pricing for the First 6 Months
  • TEXpress Lanes Signs

    TEXpress Lanes Signs

    The new TEXpress Lanes and HOV/Express Lanes have signage that will:

    • Direct you to the TEXpress Lanes and HOV/Express Lanes corridors 
    • Guide you into the TEXpress Lanes and HOV/Express Lanes
    • Display the *real-time, current prices for both solo drivers and HOV users

    Look for the signs that have the TEXpress red and blue star icon and a green Express Lane banner across the top.

    *Not applicable to HOV/Express Lanes

  • Symbols at the Top of the Signs

    Symbols at the Top of the Signs

    The red no HM symbol at the very top indicates that NO hazardous materials are allowed to be transported on the those TEXpress Lanes. The LBJ TEXpress Lanes do not permit the transportation of hazardous materials.

    If the HM symbol is in a green circle, hazardous materials can be transported on those TEXpress Lanes.

    The TEXpress signs also feature the TollTag and TxTag symbols.

     

  • How to Read the Signs

    How to Read the Signs

    As you approach the TEXpress corridor, you will see our pricing signs.

    Before each entrance, the signs display the:

    • Route indicator 
    • Price for a solo driver to travel from that entry point to the end of the toll segment
    • Price for pre-activated HOV 2+ users enrolled in the Drive On TEXpress program
    • Higher-rate designation for vehicles with no TollTag, TxTag or EZ TAG, or larger vehicles on the LBJ or NTE TEXpress Lanes such as a truck or bus, or are pulling a trailer

    View LBJ and NTE vehicle classes>>

  • Exiting the TEXpress Lanes

    Exiting the TEXpress Lanes

    Before your exit, you’ll see another pricing sign for the next tolling segment. The price is only for drivers continuing on the TEXpress Lanes. You will not incur any additional charges for exiting.

    Exit signs like this will help guide you out of the TEXpress Lanes.

    To exit, take the exit ramp to the right, which will bring you onto the frontage road.

    You can then:

    • Take the frontage road to the next major intersection 
    • Or enter the general highway lanes at the next available entrance to reach your final destination
  • HOV 2+ Sign

    HOV 2+ Sign

    Before the TEXpress corridor begins you will see a directional sign to guide you to the TEXpress Lanes or HOV/Express Lanes.

    If you are an HOV user with a valid TollTag, TxTag or EZ TAG you’re eligible for a discount during specific time periods, which varies depending on the roadway, if you:

    1. Enroll in the Drive On TEXpress program at DriveOnTEXpress.com
    2. Pre-register online or via the Drive On TEXpress mobile app to use the TEXpress Lanes and HOV/Express Lanes 
    3. Activate your HOV 2+ status at least 15 minutes before entering the TEXpress Lanes and the HOV/Express Lanes 7 days in advance
  • No Tag Sign

    No Tag / No Problem Sign

    If you don’t have a TollTag, TxTag or EZ TAG, the North Texas Tollway Authority will send you a ZipCash bill. You’ll pay approximately 50% higher rates for processing and collection on the LBJ, NTE and I-30 TEXpress Lanes, as well as the 635 East HOV/Express Lanes, and up to 90% more on the DFW Connector TEXpress Lanes.

    Save money and enjoy the convenience of using a TollTag, TxTag or EZ Tag to pay to drive the TEXpress Lanes and the HOV/Express Lanes.

  • What Price Will You Pay?

    What Price Will You Pay?

    Current prices are displayed on the sign.

    Prices are based on *real-time traffic conditions and may *change as often as every 5 minutes to reflect the current rates:

    • Prices fluctuate up and down to keep traffic flowing at 50 mph or faster 
    • The last price you see on the sign prior to entering the TEXpress Lanes is the amount that NTTA will bill you with a valid TollTag, TxTag or EZ TAG 
    • If the toll changes after you enter, our system will lock in the price you saw prior to getting into the TEXpress Lanes

    *Not applicable to HOV/Express Lanes

  • What Price Will HOV Users Pay?

    What Price Will HOV Users Pay?

    HOV 2+ users, including carpools and motorcycles, with valid TollTags, TxTags or EZ TAGs, receive a discount which must be activated via Drive On TEXpress:

    • 50% discount on the TEXpress Lanes (LBJ, NTE, DFW Connector and I-30)
      • Available Monday through Friday
        • AM Period: 6:30 to 9:00 a.m. 
        • PM Period: 3:00 to 6:30 p.m.
      • At all other times, HOV users pay the same rate as solo drivers
    • Zero tolls on the 635 East HOV/Express Lanes
      • Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
        • AM Period: 12:00 a.m. (midnight) to 11:59 a.m.
        • PM Period: 12:00 p.m. (noon) to 11:59 p.m.
      • Exclusive to the 635 East HOV/Express Lanes (US 75 to I-30)
      • Solo drivers and vehicles with no toll tags pay a fee

     

  • Fixed Pricing for the First 6 Months

    Prices Are Fixed for the First 6 Months

    During the first 6 months following any TEXpress Lanes opening, a fixed, variable "time of day" schedule with higher rates during rush hours will be incapable of reacting to real-time traffic surges or demand.

    After this period *demand-based, congestion-management pricing will be implemented to keep the lanes moving at *50 mph or faster.

    *Not applicable to HOV/Express Lanes