How Pricing is Determined

Tolls Provide a Faster and More Reliable Driving Experience

TEXpress Lanes use congestion-management pricing to help manage traffic flow and provide faster, more predictable travel. Roadside equipment recalculates real-time prices every 5 minutes, 24 hours a day, aiming to ensure the lanes are moving at 50 mph or faster.

First 6 Months: A Fixed Published Schedule

During the first 6 months following an opening, a fixed 'time of day' schedule with higher rates during rush hours will apply. After this period, demand-based, congestion-management pricing will be implemented to keep the lanes moving at 50 mph or faster.

Congestion-Management Pricing To Keep Traffic Flowing

Based on real-time traffic conditions and demand, TEXpress Lanes toll prices will fluctuate periodically throughout the day to maintain a minimum speed of 50 mph. As traffic levels and demand increase, the toll price changes to keep vehicles moving. Once traffic volumes drop, the price goes down.

Price Ranges on the TEXpress Lanes

After the first 6 months of an opening, toll prices will be based on real-time traffic demand. Average toll prices may range from 10 cents to 25 cents per mile during lighter traffic, and 45 cents to 75 cents during rush hour.

Your Toll Price Locks In

You pay only the current rate displayed on the pricing sign before entering the TEXpress Lanes, even if the rate changes while you’re driving.

No Tag? Pay By Mail

If you don’t have a TollTag, TxTag or EZ TAG, our cameras will photograph your license plate. The North Texas Tollway Authority will then send the vehicle's registered owner a ZipCash bill. ZipCash customers pay approximately 50% higher toll rates for processing and collection.

  • Managing Traffic Flows
  • Opening Pricing
  • Congestion-Management Pricing
  • Future Price Ranges
  • Locking In Your Price
  • Paying By Mail