I-35E TEXpress Lanes

The I-35E TEXpress Lanes from Denton County to Dallas County are now open. The two reversible TEXpress Lanes span 18 miles and run southbound from 3 a.m. to 11 a.m. and northbound from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m.

For the first six months of operation, pricing will follow a fixed schedule. After this period, traffic speeds will be maintained through variable pricing, meaning the price fluctuates based on congestion in the lanes.

Carpool and vanpool drivers, as well as motorcyclists, qualify for an HOV discount on the I-35E TEXpress Lanes. Pricing signs before each I-35E TEXpress Lanes entrance display the toll price for the active HOV period. During non-HOV periods on the I-35E TEXpress Lanes, the pricing signs display the full toll price for all vehicles.

HOV discounts for the I-35E TEXpress Lanes are:

  • 50% via the Drive On TEXpress mobile app or web app
  • Avalaible Monday through Friday during rush hours:
    • A.M. Period: 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
    • P.M. Period: 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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 I-35E TEXpress Lanes

The I-35E TEXpress Lanes are operated and managed by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). To learn more about the I-35E TEXpress Lanes, including toll rates and entrances and exits, click here.

For questions about the I-35E TEXpress Lanes, contact TxDOT at TEXpress@txdot.gov.

Other TxDOT TEXpress Lanes:

  • DFW Connector TEXpress Lanes
  • I-30 TEXpress Lanes
  • 635 East HOV/Express Lanes 
  • Midtown Express TEXpress Lanes (under construction)