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Because the TEXpress 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, take a moment to learn about the NTE TEXpress Lanes pricing signs and other important signage you will see.
Get Familiar with TEXpress Lanes Signs
The new NTE TEXpress Lanes have signage that will:
Look for the signs that have the TEXpress red and blue star icon and a green Express Lane banner across the top. They also feature the TxTag and TollTag symbols.
Before each entrance, the signs display the:
Exiting the TEXpress Lanes
Before your exit, you’ll see a pricing sign for the next toll segment (there are currently 2 NTE TEXpress toll segments). The price is only for drivers continuing on the NTE TEXpress Lanes to the second toll segment. You will not incur any additional charges for exiting prior to the next toll segment.
Exit signs like this will help guide you out of the NTE TEXpress Lanes.
To exit, take the exit ramp to the right, which will bring you onto the frontage road.
You can then:
HOV 2+ Sign
Before the TEXpress corridor begins you will see a directional sign to guide you to the NTE TEXpress Lanes.
If you are an HOV user with a valid TollTag, TxTag or EZ TAG you’re eligible for a 50% discount during peak weekday travel periods if you:
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.
Save money and enjoy the convenience of using a TollTag, TxTag or EZ Tag to pay to drive the TEXpress Lanes.
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:
What Price Will HOV Users Pay?
HOV 2+ users, including carpools and motorcycles, with valid TollTags, TxTags or EZ TAGs, receive a 50% discount:
At all other times, they pay the same rate as single occupancy vehicles.
Prices Are Fixed for the First Six Months
During the first six months following the opening of the NTE TEXpress Lanes, a fixed variable 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.