Pricing & Toll Segments

The NTE & NTE 35W TEXpress Lanes feature fluctuating congestion-management pricing. Toll rates on the NTE & NTE 35W TEXpress Lanes are typically higher during rush-hour periods on the weekdays, and lower during non-peak periods at other times of the day and on the weekends. 

Four Tolling Segments

The NTE & NTE 35W TEXpress Lanes are comprised of four tolling segments:

  • Toll Segment 1 (in purple) on Northeast Loop 820 and SH-121/83, runs from I-35W to the Northeast Loop / Airport Freeway interchange
  • Toll Segment 2 (in pale blue) begins at the Northeast Loop / Airport Freeway interchange and ends at Industrial Boulevard
  • Toll Segment 3 (in bright blue) on I-35W begins at I-30 and ends at I-820 view I-35W map
  • Toll Segment 4 (in dark blue) on I-35W runs from the I-820/35W interchange to north of US 287 view I-35W map

Once you enter a tolling segment, you are charged for that segment. If you decide to continue to the next tolling segment, you will see a pricing sign for the second segment—well in advance to help you determine whether to continue your trip on the TEXpress Lanes or exit them. When you enter the second tolling segment, you will incur a charge for that additional segment. Separate charges for each of the toll segments will then appear on your billing statement. The above map shows the last exits prior to a new toll segment. To learn more about how pricing is determined, click here.

TollTag, TxTag & EZ TAG Pricing

Toll rates on the roadway pricing signs reflect TollTag, TxTag and EZ TAG rates. ZipCash pay-by-mail customers pay approximately 50% more than the posted rates due to processing fees.

HOV Pricing & Exemption Periods  

Carpool drivers (a driver and at least one person) and motorcyclists can save 50% on their weekday rush-hour commutes. HOV 2+ discounts are 50% off of the rush-hour rates posted on the pricing signs next to 'HOV 2+.' Learn more about HOV Discount Qualifications & Activation by clicking here

HOV 2+ discounts are not available during non-rush hour periods or on the weekends. 

Calculating Prices on the NTE and NTE 35W TEXpress Lanes

Would you like to see what an average trip on the NTE & NTE 35W TEXpress Lanes might cost? Click here to access the Average Pricing Calculator page.