1. What are toll managed lanes?
Toll managed lanes are designed for the long-distance daily commuter wanting the most reliable and time-saving commute. Those drivers can anticipate traffic to flow at a minimum of 50 mph.
Drivers can expect to pay more for managed lane service during peak travel times than at off-peak hours. For example, when demand is low, a lower toll rate will be charged. When demand is high, such as during peak commute times, a higher rate will apply. Certain High Occupancy Vehicles (HOV), such as buses and van pools, could pay a lower rate during peak hours.
2. Why are there toll managed lanes on this project?
Managed lanes are part of a regional strategy to reduce congestion by using variable pricing to provide a consistent 50-mph rate of travel. If it weren't for managed lanes, even a rebuilt DFW Connector would eventually become congested. By managing demand, users will be able to choose whether to use the lanes to ensure a reliable trip. Those who use the four-mile managed lane section will pay an average of 16 cents per mile when the project opens, thereby reducing congestion in the general purpose lanes.
3. Will I have to pay a toll to use this corridor?
No. Drivers may choose between the non-tolled main lanes or the toll managed lanes. At its widest point, the highway will include 13 to 14 general purpose lanes plus two tolled managed lanes in each direction. The managed lanes will be located in the existing median on SH 114.
4. Will the project have toll booths?
No. The managed lanes will use an electronic tolling system. With an electronic toll tag, tolls are deducted automatically from your prepaid toll account (TxTag, Tolltag or EZ TAG).