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LBJ Express, North Tarrant Express unveil new websites to familiarize drivers with TEXpress Lanes

September 26, 2013

DALLAS and FORT WORTH, Texas – Marking further progress in the massive LBJ Express and North Tarrant Express (NTE) projects, new websites went live today to help North Texas drivers navigate and understand how the future TEXpress Lanes will operate. This is in preparation for the planned rollout and trial operations of a small section of the new TEXpress Lanes along I-635 by year end.

The new sites offer an overview of how the future roadways will work and how drivers can plan for a faster and more reliable trip through the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. North Texas motorists and commuters will find overview information at www.TEXpressLanes.com. From the home page, they can also access separate LBJ and NTE websites for more detailed information about each project.

“We are excited about what lies ahead for North Texas drivers,” said Robert Hinkle, corporate affairs director for the North Tarrant Express. “Once these construction projects are complete in a couple of years, we believe drivers will have a much better experience in better managed corridors getting to work or anywhere in the region.”

  • The websites provide insights into the questions most often asked by North Texans, including:
  • The difference between TEXpress Lanes and traditional toll lanes
  • The integration of existing TollTags, TxTags and EZ TAGs, and how tolling works
  • Availability of HOV and carpool discounts  Drivers’ options for driving in free highway lanes or tolled TEXpress Lanes
  • Navigation and safety when merging into or out of the TEXpress Lanes
  • Maps of the future regional TEXpress Lanes system, and much more.

Though the LBJ Express and NTE projects are still about two years away from completion, the LBJ Express team will open a small section of TEXpress Lanes on I-635 between US-75 and Preston Road by the end of this year to begin testing the toll gantries, monitoring the sophisticated technology systems, and gauging driver understanding and experience with the TEXpress Lanes.

Important construction and lane closure information relied on by tens of thousands of North Texans at www.lbjexpress.com and www.northtarrantexpress.com will continue to be available and linked to the new TEXpress Lanes sites, where users may click on “GET CONSTRUCTION INFO” at the top of the home page.

About LBJ Express

The $2.7-billion LBJ Express project is rebuilding some 17 miles of I-635 between Luna Road and Greenville Avenue, as well as I-35E between Loop 12 and Valwood Parkway in Dallas County. Scheduled for completion in late 2015, the project is completely reconstructing and upgrading the existing highway and adding more than 13 miles of new TEXpress Lanes to improve safety, relieve congestion and account for future demand.

About North Tarrant Express

The $2.5 billion North Tarrant Express (NTE) project is rebuilding 13.5 miles along the IH 820 and SH 121/183 (Airport Freeway) corridor. The five-year project, which is now approximately 70 percent completed, includes the reconstruction of frontage lanes and main lanes and the addition of TEXpress managed lanes throughout the corridor, which extends from IH 35W in Fort Worth to Industrial Boulevard in Euless.