NTE TEXpress Lanes

The North Tarrant Express project features 13.3 miles of NTE TEXpress Lanes in Northeast Tarrant County. The NTE TEXpress Lanes are located on I-820 (Northeast Loop) and SH-121/183 (Airport Freeway), a major east-west corridor between Fort Worth and Euless.

Construction along I-35W, a 10.1-mile north-south corridor, from downtown Fort Worth to US 287, began in 2013 and will be completed by 2018. Phase 1 of the I-35W TEXpress Lanes, from I-820 (Northeast Loop) to US 287 is slated for a 2017 opening. Phase 2, which consists of TEXpress Lanes from I-820 (Northeast Loop) to I-30, is scheduled to open in late 2018.

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

HOV discounts for the NTE 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 TEXpress Lanes

Click here to visit the NTE TEXpress Lanes website. You can then access:

  • Average toll rates for each segment to plan a trip on the NTE TEXpress Lanes
  • Check past rates
  • View detailed schematics of every entrance and exit ramp
  • Watch driving videos of each entrance and exit ramp
  • Learn about traffic conditions
  • Read NTE TEXpress Lanes FAQs
  • And more

The NTE TEXpress Lanes, along with the adjacent general highway lanes and frontage roads, are operated and managed by NTE Mobility Partners, a private developer. For questions about the NTE TEXpress Lanes, contact info@TEXpressLanes.com.