How Pricing is Determined

Tolls Provide a Faster and More Reliable Driving Experience

NTE TEXpress Lanes use variable congestion-management pricing to help manage traffic flow and provide faster, more predictable travel. Roadside equipment recalculates real-time prices every five minutes, 24 hours a day, aiming to maintain a minimum speed of 50 mph.

Variable Congestion-Management Pricing to Keep Traffic Flowing 24/7

Based on real-time traffic conditions and demand, NTE TEXpress Lanes toll prices fluctuate periodically throughout the day to maintain a minimum speed of 50 mph. As traffic levels and demand increase, the toll price changes to keep vehicles moving. Once traffic volumes drop, the price goes down. 

Prices on the NTE TEXpress Lanes

Exact toll prices are difficult to predict since they are based on real-time traffic demand. Average toll prices on the NTE TEXpress Lanes' two toll segments may range from 15 to 35 cents per mile during lighter traffic, and 45 to 75 cents during rush hour. 

Your Toll Price Locks In

You pay only the current rate displayed on the pricing sign before entering the NTE TEXpress Lanes, even if the rate changes while you’re driving. There are two tolling segments and each segment has a pricing sign to help you determine whether to continue to the next segment, or exit.

No Tag? Pay By Mail

If you don’t have a TollTag, TxTag or EZ TAG, our cameras will photograph your license plate. The North Texas Tollway Authority will then send the vehicle's registered owner a ZipCash bill. ZipCash customers pay approximately 50% higher toll rates for processing and collection.

Save 50% on Your Tolls

If you are a carpool driver or motorcyclist, save 50% on your weekday rush-hour tolls on the LBJ, NTE and DFW Connector TEXpress Lanes. Just download the Drive On TEXpress app.

  • Managing Traffic Flows
  • Variable Pricing
  • Price Ranges
  • Locking in Your Price
  • Paying By Mail
  • Toll Discounts