Get Acquainted with the System

Get up to speed on how the NTE TEXpress Lanes on Northeast Loop 820, SH-121/183 Airport Freeway and I-35W work.

More Control Over Your Travel

Not only are the NTE TEXpress Lanes easy to use, you can expect a reliable, congestion-free trip with faster, more predictable drive times. TEXpress Lanes allow you to escape frustrating stop-and-go traffic.

Designed for Safety

Not only do the NTE TEXpress Lanes feature two lanes per direction, but wide shoulders on each side of them provide the capacity to safely accommodate incidents that occur in the lanes. See a cross-section of the roadway.

No Tollbooths to Keep Traffic Moving

The all-electronic, cashless NTE TEXpress Lanes will automatically charge your TollTag, TxTag or EZ TAG account. No tag? Don’t worry. Our tolling cameras will photograph your vehicle license plate, then we’ll send you a bill.

Same Tag, Same Account

If you own a tag, you don’t need anything else. Enjoy the convenience of using the same TollTag, TxTag or EZ TAG you already own to pay for driving on the NTE TEXpress Lanes. Your TEXpress Lane toll usage will simply be deducted from your existing account, and the transactions will appear on your statements.

Carpoolers and Motorcyclists Are Welcome

Carpoolers and motorcyclists can use the NTE TEXpress Lanes and receive a 50% discount during weekday rush hours. To qualify for discounts, you first must have a TollTag, TxTag or EZ TAG. Click below for more information on HOV qualifications and activation. 

  • More Control Over Travel
  • Designed for Safety
  • No Tollbooths
  • Same Tag, Same Account
  • Carpools and Motorcycles