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Because the TEXpress Lanes are unlike other toll roads in North Texas, signage for this tollway system are also different. TEXpress Lanes use electronic signage with variable real-time pricing to help manage traffic flow. Before using this new roadway, take a moment to learn about the LBJ TEXpress Lanes pricing signs and other important signage you will see.
Get Familiar with TEXpress Lanes Signs
The LBJ TEXpress Lanes have signage that will:
Look for the signs that have the small TEXpress red and blue star icon and a green Express Lane banner across the top.
Symbols at the Top of the Signs
The red no HM symbol at the very top indicates that NO hazardous materials are allowed to be transported on the LBJ TEXpress Lanes.
The LBJ TEXpress signs also feature the TollTag and TxTag symbols.
Exiting the TEXpress Lanes
Before your exit, you’ll see another pricing sign for the next tolling segment (there are 3 LBJ TEXpress tolling segments). The price is only for drivers continuing on the LBJ TEXpress Lanes. You will not incur any additional charges for exiting.
Exit signs like this will help guide you out of the LBJ TEXpress Lanes.
To exit, take the exit ramp to the right, which will bring you onto the frontage road.
You can then:
HOV 2+ Sign
Before the TEXpress corridor begins you will see a directional sign to guide you to the LBJ TEXpress Lanes.
If you are an HOV user (driver and at least one passenger) with a valid TollTag, TxTag or EZ TAG you’re eligible for a 50% discount during peak weekday travel periods if you:
No Tag / No Problem Sign
If you don’t have a TollTag, TxTag or EZ TAG, the North Texas Tollway Authority will send you a ZipCash bill to pay by mail or online. You’ll pay approximately 50% higher rates for processing and collection.
Save money and enjoy the convenience of using a TollTag, TxTag or EZ Tag to pay to drive the LBJ TEXpress Lanes.
What Price Will You Pay?
Current prices are displayed on the sign.
Prices are based on real-time traffic conditions and may change as often as every 5 minutes to reflect the current rates:
What Price Will HOV Users Pay?
HOV 2+ users, including carpools and motorcycles, with valid TollTags, TxTags or EZ TAGs, receive a 50% discount on the LBJ TEXpress Lanes:
At all other times, they pay the same rate as single occupancy vehicles.
Prices Are Fixed for the First 6 Months
During the first 6 months following any TEXpress Lanes opening, a fixed variable schedule with higher rates during rush hours will be incapable of reacting to real-time traffic surges or demand.
After this period demand-based, congestion-management pricing will be implemented to keep the lanes moving at 50 mph or faster.