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Texas has one of the most extensive tollway networks among the US states. Three of its cities/regions namely Austin, Houston and Dallas-Forth Worth have most of the toll roads. There are 27 toll bridges across the state including Lewisville Lake Toll Bridge, Mountain Creek Lake Toll Bridge, Free Trade Bridge in Cameron County among others. Texas also has eight express lanes active currently and some are upcoming.

Texas toll roads

We can broadly divide the toll roads of Texas basis the city or region they are in. The three major toll road areas in Texas are listed below. Apart from these three areas, there is also a toll road in the Laredo area called Camino Colombia. This, too, is operated by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).

Austin area toll roads

Austin toll roads are operated by Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)[1], SH 130 Concession Company, Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA)[2], Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority, North East Texas Regional Mobility Authority (NETRMA)[3], and Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority (CCRMA)[4].

Following is the list of all toll roads in Austin area of Texas:

  • SH130 Pickle Parkway Segments 1 through 4[5]
  • SH 45 South East[6]
  • SH 45 North[7]
  • Loop 1 / Mopac Expressway[8]
  • SH 130 Extension Segments 5 and 6[9]
  • 183A Toll Road[10]
  • Manor Expressway Phase 1 & Phase 2[11]
  • Cesar Chavez Managed Lanes / Loop 375[12]
  • Loop 49[13]
  • SH 550[14]

Houston area toll roads

Houston toll roads and metro lanes operated are by Fort Bend County Toll Road Authority (FBCTRA)[15], Harris County Toll Road Authority (HCTRA)[16], Montgomery County Toll Road Authority (MCTRA), and Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO)[17].

Following is the list of all toll roads, tollways and HOT lanes in the Houston area of Texas:

  • Westpark Tollway[18]
  • Fort Bend Parkway & Extension[19]
  • Grand Parkway: Fort Bend County, TxDOT[20]
  • Hardy Toll Road[21]
  • Hardy Airport Connector[22]
  • Sam Houston Ship Channel[23]
  • Sam Houston Tollway[24]
  • SH 242[25]
  • Tomball Tollway[26]
  • Katy Freeway Managed lanes I-10 QuickRide and US 290[27]
  • US-290 (Northwest Freeway) HOT Lanes[28]
  • US-59 North (Eastex Freeway) HOT Lanes[29]
  • US-59 South (Southwest Freeway) HOT Lanes[30]
  • I-45 North (North Freeway) HOT Lanes[31]
  • I-45 South (Gulf Freeway) HOT Lanes[32]

Dallas-Fort Worth or DFW area toll roads

Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) area toll facilities are operated by the North Texas Toll Authority (NTTA)[33] and the DFW Airport. In this area, you'll find toll bridges and tunnels as well.

Refer to the DFW tollways to see details of its toll facilities and respective toll map.

Use Texas Toll Calculator to calculate toll and gas costs to travel through all the toll roads of Texas and other US states.

Texas toll bridges

There are 27 active toll bridges in Texas situated throughout the state. Below is their list:

  • Progreso International Bridge owned by B&P Bridge Company
  • B & M International Bridge owned by Brownsville & Matamoros Bridge Company
  • Gateway International Bridge owned by Cameron County
  • Veterans International Bridge owned by Cameron County
  • Free Trade Bridge owned by Cameron County
  • Presidio International Bridge Presidio, Texas owned by CAPUFE
  • Del Río-Ciudad Acuña International Bridge owned by City of Del Rio
  • Alliance International Bridge (Donna-Rio Bravo International Bridge) owned by City of Donna
  • Camino Real International Bridge owned by City of Eagle Pass
  • Eagle Pass International Bridge owned by City of Eagle Pass
  • Paso Del Norte Bridge owned by City of El Paso
  • Good Neighbor Bridge owned by City of El Paso
  • Ysleta-Zaragoza Bridge owned by City of El Paso
  • Juárez-Lincoln International Bridge owned by City of Laredo
  • Gateway to the Americas International Bridge (Laredo International Bridge) owned by City of Laredo
  • World Trade Bridge owned by City of Laredo
  • Laredo-Colombia Solidarity Bridge owned by City of Laredo
  • Hidalgo International Bridge owned by City of McAllen
  • Anzalduas International Bridge owned by City of McAllen
  • Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge owned by City of Pharr
  • San Luis Pass-Vacek Toll Bridge owned by Galveston County
  • Starr-Camargo Bridge owned by Starr Camargo Bridge Company
  • Roma-Ciudad Miguel Alemán International Bridge owned by Starr County
  • Tornillo-Guadalupe international bridge
  • Addison Airport Toll Road Tunnel[34]
  • Mountain Creek Lake Toll Bridge[35]
  • Lewisville Lake Toll Bridge[36]


Calculate toll and gas costs to cross the toll bridges in Texas and other US states using Texas Toll Calcualtor.

Texas express lanes toll

There are eight express lanes in Texas as listed below:

  • DFW Connector (SH-114)[37]
  • I-30 (Tom Landry Freeway)[38]
  • North Tarrant Express (Northeast Loop 820 and SH-121/183 Airport Freeway)[39]
  • LBJ Express (I-635/LBJ Freeway and I-35E)[40]
  • NTE 35W (I-35W North Freeway)[41]
  • I-35E (from I-635/LBJ Freeway to US 380)[42]
  • Upcoming projects such as Midtown Express (SH-183 Airport Freeway, SH-114 and Loop 12/Walton Walker Freeway)[43]


You can calculate the trip cost to use express lanes in Texas and other US states using Texas Toll Calculator.

Truck toll calculation in Texas

Trucks in Texas generally pay tolls based on the number of axles. They have to pay a fixed rate on Katy Freeway in Houston, regardless of the number of axles. Trucks are not allowed on METRO lanes in Houston.

Calculate truck tolls to travel through the toll facilities of Texas and other US states using the Truck Toll Calculator.

How to pay toll in Texas

Most of the toll facilities in Texas are equipped with electronic gantries (are cashless) so a toll tag is a preferred mode of payment here. You can use a TxTag issued by TxDOT and any other toll tags compatible with it. You cannot pay tolls using E-ZPass in Texas. There are some toll bridges and toll roads that still accept cash. You can also use video tolling system such as Pay by mail on TxDOT roads or ZipCash on NTTA roads.

Refer to various methods to pay toll in Texas for more detail.

How to pay missed toll in Texas

When a motorist without a valid toll tag drives through tolling points, high-speed cameras take digital images of the license plate, and the tolls are billed to the registered owner of the vehicle. On receiving such a notice, you have to pay the missed toll via ZipCash. You can also make a payment through the automated phone service by calling 1-888-468-9824.

Learn about ways to pay missed toll in Texas.

Texas toll tag

TxTag, TollTag and EZ TAG are all tag transponders accepted in Texas to pay tolls electronically. The electronic toll system is also interoperable with K-Tag and PikePass. There are bridges on the Mexico Texas border that only accept cash.

Click on the toll tag of Texas below to read more detail on it.

TxTag

Issued by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), it allows users to use all the toll facilities in Texas.

TollTag

It is accepted for toll payments in Texas, Oklahoma & Kansas. TollTag Texas is a tag issued by The North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA).

EZ Tag

EZ TAG is a tag used by tolling agencies in Houston, Texas. It is issued by The Harris County Toll Road Authority (HCTRA).

Texas tolling agencies

Follwoing agencies manage tolls on Texas toll roads, bridges, tunnels and express lanes. For any questions about toll payment methods or your toll bill, please get in touch with the respective agency.

  • TxDOT TX Tag[44]
  • SH 130 Extension Segments 5 and 6[45]
  • 183A Toll Road and Manor Expressway[46]
  • Cesar Chavez Managed Lanes / Loop 375[47]
  • Loop 49[48]
  • SH 550[49]
  • Westpark Tollway, Fort Bend Parkway, and Grand Parkway[50]
  • Hardy Toll Road, Hardy Airport Connector, Sam Houston Tollway, SH 242, Tomball Tollway, Katy Freeway Managed lanes[51]
  • METRO HOT lanes such as US-290 (Northwest Freeway), US-59 North (Eastex Freeway), US-59 South (Southwest Freeway), I-45 North (North Freeway), I-45 South (Gulf Freeway)[52]
  • Dallas North Tollway, President George Bush Turnpike and Eastern and Western Extension, Sam Rayburn Tollway, Chisholm Trail Parkway, Addison Airport Toll Road Tunnel, Mountain Creek Lake Toll Bridge, Lewisville Lake Toll Bridge[53]
  • DFW Airport International Parkway[54]
  • Camino Colombia (State Highway 255)[55]
  • Del Río-Ciudad Acuña International Bridge[56]
  • Alliance International Bridge (Donna-Rio Bravo International Bridge)[57]
  • Camino Real International Bridge, Eagle Pass International Bridge,[58]
  • Paso Del Norte Bridge, Good Neighbor Bridge, Ysleta-Zaragoza Bridge[59]
  • Juárez-Lincoln International Bridge, Gateway to the Americas International Bridge, World Trade Bridge, Laredo-Colombia Solidarity Bridge[60]
  • Hidalgo International Bridge, Anzalduas International Bridge[61]
  • Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge[62]
  • Starr-Camargo Bridge[63]
  • Roma-Ciudad Miguel Alemán International Bridge[64]

Calculate tolls for Texas and other states in the US

Calculate routes, tolls and fuel costs for your travel by car, truck, taxi, bus, caravans (with or without a trailer) in Texas and other states of the US using TollGuru Trip Calculator. It also shows the cheapest, fastest and other optimal routes to your destination along with toll plaza(s) location enroute, payment methods and more.


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See also

References

  1. TxDOT
  2. CTRMA
  3. NETRMA
  4. CCRMA
  5. SH130 Pickle Parkway Segments 1 through 4
  6. SH 45 South East
  7. SH 45 North
  8. Loop 1 / Mopac Expressway
  9. SH 130 Extension Segments 5 and 6
  10. 183A Toll Road
  11. Manor Expressway Phase 1 & Phase 2
  12. Cesar Chavez Managed Lanes / Loop 375
  13. Loop 49
  14. SH 550
  15. FBCRTA
  16. HCTRA
  17. METRO
  18. Westpark Tollway
  19. Fort Bend Parkway & Extension
  20. Grand Parkway: Fort Bend County, TxDOT
  21. Hardy Toll Road
  22. Hardy Airport Connector
  23. Sam Houston Ship Channel
  24. Sam Houston Tollway
  25. SH 242
  26. Tomball Tollway
  27. Katy Freeway Managed lanes I-10 QuickRide and US 290
  28. US-290 (Northwest Freeway) HOT Lanes
  29. US-59 North (Eastex Freeway) HOT Lanes
  30. US-59 South (Southwest Freeway) HOT Lanes
  31. I-45 North (North Freeway) HOT Lanes
  32. I-45 South (Gulf Freeway) HOT Lanes
  33. NTTA
  34. Addison Airport Toll Road Tunnel
  35. Mountain Creek Lake Toll Bridge
  36. Lewisville Lake Toll Bridge
  37. DFW Connector (SH-114)
  38. I-30 (Tom Landry Freeway)
  39. North Tarrant Express (Northeast Loop 820 and SH-121/183 Airport Freeway)
  40. LBJ Express (I-635/LBJ Freeway and I-35E)
  41. NTE 35W (I-35W North Freeway)
  42. I-35E (from I-635/LBJ Freeway to US 380)
  43. Upcoming projects such as Midtown Express (SH-183 Airport Freeway, SH-114 and Loop 12/Walton Walker Freeway)
  44. TxDOT TX Tag
  45. SH 130 Extension Segments 5 and 6
  46. 183A Toll Road and Manor Expressway
  47. Cesar Chavez Managed Lanes / Loop 375
  48. Loop 49
  49. SH 550
  50. Westpark Tollway, Fort Bend Parkway, and Grand Parkway
  51. Hardy Toll Road, Hardy Airport Connector, Sam Houston Tollway, SH 242, Tomball Tollway, Katy Freeway Managed lanes
  52. METRO HOT lanes such as US-290 (Northwest Freeway), US-59 North (Eastex Freeway), US-59 South (Southwest Freeway), I-45 North (North Freeway), I-45 South (Gulf Freeway)
  53. Dallas North Tollway, President George Bush Turnpike and Eastern and Western Extension, Sam Rayburn Tollway, Chisholm Trail Parkway, Addison Airport Toll Road Tunnel, Mountain Creek Lake Toll Bridge, Lewisville Lake Toll Bridge
  54. DFW Airport International Parkway
  55. Camino Colombia (State Highway 255)
  56. Del Río-Ciudad Acuña International Bridge
  57. Alliance International Bridge (Donna-Rio Bravo International Bridge)
  58. Camino Real International Bridge, Eagle Pass International Bridge,
  59. Paso Del Norte Bridge, Good Neighbor Bridge, Ysleta-Zaragoza Bridge
  60. Juárez-Lincoln International Bridge, Gateway to the Americas International Bridge, World Trade Bridge, Laredo-Colombia Solidarity Bridge
  61. Hidalgo International Bridge, Anzalduas International Bridge
  62. Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge
  63. Starr-Camargo Bridge
  64. Roma-Ciudad Miguel Alemán International Bridge
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