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The new NTE TEXpress Lanes on Phase 2 of the I-35W corridor, from I-820 south to I-30, has a fixed pricing schedule featuring variable "time-of-day" rates for the first six months of operation. Fluctuating congestment-management pricing will be implemented after this initial six-month period. Rates on this 6 miles of new NTE TEXpress Lanes are higher during rush-hour periods on the weekdays, and lower during non-peak periods at other times of the day and on the weekends.
The pricing charts below and 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.
Carpool drivers (a driver and at least one person) and motorcyclists can save 50% on their weekday rush-hour commutes by using the Drive On TEXpress web app or mobile app to request their discounts. Activated HOV 2+ discounts are 50% off of the rush-hour rates posted on the pricing charts below (refer to the rates that are not highlighted in blue). Learn more about HOV discount qualifications by clicking here. Additional information can also be found under 'Discounts' on the navigation bar.
HOV 2+ discounts are not available during non-rush hour time periods during the weekends or on the weekends.
Once construction on the entire I-35W corridor is completed by fall 2018, the NTE TEXpress Lanes on Northeast Loop 820, Airport Freeway and I-35W will have a total of four tolling segments.
The NTE TEXpress Lanes on I-35W are comprised of two tolling segments. Toll Segment 4, which is part of I-35W Phase 1 and now open, runs from I-820 north to N. Tarrant Parkway. Toll Segment 3, which is part of I-35W Phase 2, starts at I-820 and extends south to I-30. This segment will open in two sections: The north section, from I-820 to 28th Street, is slated for a spring 2018 opening, and the remaining section, from 28th Street to the I-30/35W interchange, will open by the end of the year.
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 as well as each additional toll segment you drive.
Separate charges for each of the toll segments you use for a single one-way trip will then appear on your billing statement. For example, if you enter the westbound NTE TEXpress Lanes at Industrial Boulevard, then access northbound I-35W and exit at US 287, you will incur three separate toll charges for each of the toll segments you entered.
Click here for a map that shows the last exits prior to a new toll segment.
To see the pricing charts for each I-35W Phase 2 toll gantry on the first section to open this spring, click on the link at the bottom of the page to access a PDF. To view the vehicle user classification chart, click here. Toll prices for the weekday and afternoon rush-hour periods are not highlighted in blue.
To view the pricing charts for all of the entrances on the NTE TEXpress Lanes I-35W Phase 2, please click here.