Why Express Lanes?

Express Lanes increase roadway capacity, and help manage congestion on the highways. Rather than continuing to build lanes on congested highways, Express Lanes facilitate choice by allowing drivers to ride the bus, carpool or pay a toll and use as a solo driver as an alternative to the free general purpose lanes.

Express Lanes are built in addition to any existing general purpose lanes, providing drivers the choice of a new, optional lane. Tolls can change in price depending on the time of day, such as during peak morning or evening traffic, to make sure the lane remains a free-flowing alternative for travelers at all times.

Express Lanes work to move more people, rather than move more cars. By presenting choices, Express Lanes will reduce delays, manage congestion and keep travel times reliable for motorists.

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