HOV / HOT (Express) Lanes - US 290 / Northwest Freeway Access Ramps

***UPDATE***

HOV / HOT Lanes have now resumed normal operations.

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NOTICE:

Access to and from the US 290 HOV / HOT Lane will be open to access I-10 in the a.m. and US 290 HOV / HOT Lane in the p.m. from I-10. There will be no access to the Northwest Transit Center from the HOV lane.
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US 290 HOV / HOT lane overall access ramp map

 

US 290 HOV lane access ramp 1 map

1. Access is available from I-10 outbound, left exit, east of 610.

US 290 HOV lane access ramp 2 map

2. Access is available from Old Katy Rd. east of N. Post Oak.

 

US 290 HOV lane access ramp 3 map

3. Access available both from US 290 inbound frontage road east of Beltway 8 and through Hempstead Hwy. west of W. Little York.

US 290 HOV lane access ramp map 4

4. Access available from 5 - 11 a.m. both from Castlebridge Dr. east of West Rd. and US 290 outbound frontage road, west of Jones Rd. through Northwest Station Park & Ride.

US 290 HOV lane access ramp map 5

5. Access from US 290 inbound main lanes west of Huffmeister via slip ramp.

US 290 HOV lane access ramp map 6

6. Access from US 290 inbound main lanes east of Mason Road via slip ramp.

HOT (Express) Lanes US 290

METRO HOT (Express) Lanes operate on a revised HOV Lane schedule to allow vehicles additional time for simplified commutes.

The US 290 corridor tolls for single-occupant users of METRO HOT (Express) Lanes are:

INBOUND
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
5:00 a.m. CLOSED $2.50 $2.50 $2.50 $2.50 $2.50 CLOSED
6:00 a.m. CLOSED $7.00 $7.00 $7.00 $7.00 $7.00 CLOSED
6:30 a.m. CLOSED HOV 3+
Only
HOV 3+
Only
HOV 3+
Only
HOV 3+
Only
HOV 3+
Only
CLOSED
8:00 a.m. CLOSED $5.00 $5.00 $5.00 $5.00 $5.00 CLOSED
9:00 a.m. CLOSED $2.50 $2.50 $2.50 $2.50 $2.50 CLOSED
10:00 a.m. CLOSED $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 CLOSED
11:00 a.m. CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED

US 290 HOV / HOT (Express) Lane inbound map 1
US 290 HOV / HOT (Express) Lane inbound map 2
US 290 HOV / HOT (Express) Lane inbound map 3
US 290 HOV / HOT (Express) Lane inbound map 4

OUTBOUND
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
noon CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
1:00 p.m. CLOSED $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 CLOSED
2:00 p.m. CLOSED $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 CLOSED
3:00 p.m. CLOSED $2.50 $2.50 $2.50 $2.50 $2.50 CLOSED
4:00 p.m. CLOSED $5.00 $5.00 $5.00 $5.00 $5.00 CLOSED
4:30 p.m. CLOSED HOV 2+
Only
HOV 2+
Only
HOV 2+
Only
HOV 2+
Only
HOV 2+
Only
CLOSED
5:00 p.m. CLOSED HOV 2+
Only
HOV 2+ Only HOV 2+
Only
HOV 2+
Only
HOV 2+
Only
CLOSED
6:00 p.m. CLOSED $5.00 $5.00 $5.00 $5.00 $5.00 CLOSED
7:00 p.m. CLOSED $2.50 $2.50 $2.50 $2.50 $2.50 CLOSED
8:00 p.m. CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED

 

US 290 HOV / HOT (Express) Lane outbound map 1
US 290 HOV / HOT (Express) Lane outbound map 2
US 290 HOV / HOT (Express) Lane outbound map 3
US 290 HOV / HOT (Express) Lane outbound map 4

US 290 METRO HOT (Express) Lanes Hours of Operation for Monday - Friday

Inbound Direction: 5 - 6:30 a.m., 8 - 11 a.m.

Outbound Direction: 1 - 4:30 p.m., 6 - 8 p.m.