TEXpress Lanes

TEXpress Lanes: Use Your TollTag for More Savings

TEXpress Lanes are toll lanes that are built within an existing highway, expanding capacity to accommodate more traffic. Prices for the toll roads change based on the level of traffic in the corridor in order to maintain a minimum of 50 mph speed of travel.

The TEXpress Lanes are not priced, operated or maintained by the NTTA. TEXpress Lane toll rate policy is determined by the North Central Texas Council of Governments’ Regional Transportation Council.

TEXpress Lanes are open or in development on six major Dallas-Fort Worth corridors:

  • LBJ Express (I-635)
  • North Tarrant Express (I-820, State Highway 183 and State Highway 121
  • DFW Connector (SH 121 and SH 114)
  • 35 Express (I-35E)
  • I-35W
  • I-30 (Tom Landry Freeway)

Two segments of the LBJ TEXpress Lanes are now open: between Greenville Avenue and Hillcrest Road and lanes from LBJ onto I-35E north before Valley View Lane and south to the I-35E/Loop 12 split. Take a virtual tour to see the driving experience.

Big Savings and Easy Payment with a TollTag

TollTag customers receive the lowest toll rates on TEXpress Lanes. Tolls are deducted automatically from an account.  ZipCash customers will be billed by mail, just as they are for driving NTTA toll roads.  (NTTA’s same habitual violator toll enforcement tools, such as vehicle registration block and vehicle ban for habitual toll violators, also apply on TEXpress Lanes.)

Motorists will enjoy seamless customer service with a single point of contact.  TollTag customers will have transactions deducted automatically from their account, and ZipCash customers will receive a single bill from NTTA for their travel on both NTTA toll roads and TEXpress Lanes.

Carpoolers and motorcyclists save even more

Get a 50 perent discount each time you use your TollTag in the TEXpress Lanes for your rush-hour commute. Download the DriveOn TEXpress mobile app and activate your status each time you plan to carpool on the TEXpress Lanes. Motorcyclists also qualify for these discounts. 

Dynamic Pricing

Unlike NTTA toll roads, TEXpress Lanes toll rates  adjust based on supply and demand in order to keep traffic moving at 50 mph.  As traffic levels increase, the toll price changes to keep vehicles moving. Once traffic volumes drop, the price goes down. 

For the first six months after the lanes open, a set schedule with higher rates during rush hours will apply. After this period, dynamic pricing will be implemented.

Prices will be clearly displayed on signs prior to each segment to the TEXpress Lanes.  You pay the rate displayed as you enter, even if the rate changes while you’re driving within the segment.

The rates also will be based on the size and shape of the vehicle, rather than the number of axles as is done on NTTA toll roads.


Visit TEXpress Lanes to learn more.  The site features FAQs, maps and other information to help you navigate your way to a quicker commute on area TEXpress Lanes.