Contact: Lisa Walzl
Phone: (214) 320-4403
Date: Nov. 2, 2017
DALLAS – The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will open a TEXpress Lane (toll managed lanes) corridor on State Highway 114 (SH 114) in Irving the morning of Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017.
The SH 114 TEXpress Lanes will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The corridor features one lane in each direction. Eastbound, the TEXpress Lane extends four miles from SH 161 (President George Bush Turnpike) to Rochelle Boulevard/Riverside Drive. Westbound, the TEXpress Lane extends eight miles from Rochelle Boulevard/Riverside Drive to SH 121.
The TEXpress Lanes provide drivers an option. They can choose to take the general purpose lanes at no cost or pay to use the TEXpress Lanes. Until early 2019, pricing will follow an approved fixed toll rate schedule. After this period, traffic speeds will be maintained through dynamic pricing, meaning the price will fluctuate based on congestion in the TEXpress Lane. High occupancy vehicles (HOVs) and motorcycle drivers with a valid toll tag who register and activate their HOV status online or through a mobile app (Drive On), can receive a 50 percent discount during weekday peak periods.
The 28-mile Midtown Express project (SH 183 Managed Lanes Project) is expected to improve mobility by expanding SH 183 from SH 121 in Euless to Interstate 35E (I-35E) in Dallas, as well as SH 114 from SH 183 to SH 121/International Parkway and a portion of Loop 12 from SH 183 to I-35E. The $847 million project includes design, reconstruction and rehabilitation of deteriorating roadways and the addition of TEXpress Lanes. The Midtown Express, including TEXpress Lanes on SH 183 and Loop 12, is scheduled to open in late 2018.
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