NTE TEXpress Lanes Overview and Maps

NTE TEXpress Lanes Project Overview

Project Overview

The North Tarrant Express project includes 23.4 miles of TEXpress Lanes on NE Loop 820, SH-121/183 Airport Freeway and 35W. These tolled express lanes were designed to provide drivers with faster, more reliable trips and no stop-and-go driving. 

TEXpress Lanes on I-820

TEXpress Lanes on I-820

In addition to upgraded general highway lanes and expanded continuous frontage roads, four TEXpress Lanes have been added to the middle of I-820 (Northeast Loop), from the North East Mall interchange to I-35W.

TEXpress Lanes on SH-121/183

TEXpress Lanes on SH-121/183

SH-121/183 (Airport Freeway) features four TEXpress Lanes, from the North East Mall interchange to Industrial Boulevard, along with upgraded general highway lanes and expanded continuous frontage roads.

I-35W Project

TEXpress Lanes on I-35W

The four 10.1 miles of north and south TEXpress Lanes on I-35W connect to the east and west NTE TEXpress Lanes on NE Loop 820 and SH-121/183 Airport Freeway. 

  • Project Overview
  • TEXpress Lanes on I-820
  • TEXpress Lanes on SH-121/183
  • TEXpress Lanes on I-35W

North Tarrant Express Map

The NTE TEXpress Lanes on the North Tarrant Express project run:

East and West (2 lanes per direction):

  • On I-820/Northeast Loop, in the middle of the existing roadway, from the I-35W interchange to North East Mall
  • On SH-121/183 Airport Freeway, adjacent to the general highway lanes, from the North East Mall to SH-121 or SH-183 beyond the 121 interchange (Industrial Boulevard)
    • These lanes connect to TxDOT's SH-183 TEXpress Lanes (Industrial Boulevard) which are scheduled to open in late 2018

North and South (2 lanes in each direction):

  • On I-35W, between the general highway lanes, from the I-30/downtown Fort Worth interchange to north of US 287
    • The Weatherford Street and I-30 East entrance ramps, as wellas the Downtown/E Belknap Street exit ramp will open before the end of 2018

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 (in blue) on I-35W begins at I-30 and ends at I-820 
  • Toll Segment 4 (in dark blue) on I-35W runs from the I-820/35W interchange to north of US 287

Download and print this North Tarrant Express map by clicking here

Note: Map is not to scale or an exact representation. Some details are exaggerated to show the relationships between roadways and connections.

NTE TEXpress Lanes Corridor Map

View a Cross-Section Map Download

See how the TEXpress Lanes, general highway lanes and frontage roads are located adjacent to each other in these cross-section maps of I-820 (North Loop) and SH-121/183 (Airport Freeway).