Pricing & Toll Segments

The NTE TEXpress Lanes feature fluctuating congestion-management pricing. Toll rates on the 13.3 miles of NTE 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 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 (under construction and opens in 2018) on I-35W begins at I-30 and ends at I-820 
  • Toll Segment 4 (in dark blue/opens in summer 2017) 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 by using the Drive On TEXpress web app or mobile app to request their discounts. 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 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 periods or on the weekends. 

Calculating Prices on the NTE TEXpress Lanes

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

Need to check how much a past trip cost on the NTE TEXpress Lanes? Access the Check Past Rates page by clicking here.

Toll Segment 4, which opens summer 2017, features fixed time-of-day pricing for the first six months of operation. To access the pricing charts, click here.