HOV / HOT (Express) Lanes I-45 North / North Freeway Access Ramps

***UPDATE***

To prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), METRO has temporarily closed the HOV / HOT lanes. This closure does not include the I-10 Katy-CBD HOV ramp known as Downtown connector between Studemont and Franklin Street in Downtown.

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I-45 North Inbound

 

I-45 North Outbound

 

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I-45 North HOV / HOT (Express) Lane overall access ramp map

I-45N HOV lane access ramp map 1 and 2

1. & 2. Access is available both from Louisiana North of Franklin and Travis North of Commerce.

I-45N HOV lane access ramp map 3

3. Access is provided from IH-10 Eastbound Freeway direct connector ramp to I-45 North Freeway Via Slip Ramp.

I-45N HOV lane access ramp map 4

4. Access from Quitman West of I-45 North Freeway overpass.

I-45N HOV lane access ramp map 5

5. Access from Airline Dr. South of Crosstimbers.

 

I-45N HOV lane access ramp map 6

6. Access from intersection of N. Shepherd & Veterans Memorial under I-45 overpass.

I-45N HOV lane access ramp map 7

7. Access from I-45 Southbound Frontage Rd. South of W. Gulf Bank.

I-45N HOV lane access ramp map 8

8. Access from Southbound Frontage Rd. South of Aldine Bender via Wishbone Ramp.

I-45N HOV lane access ramp map 9

9. Access is available both from I-45 Southbound Frontage Rd. South of Airtex and Kuykendahl between Ella Blvd. & W. Rankin Rd. through Kuykendahl Park & Ride.

I-45N HOV lane access ramp map 10

10. Access from I-45 Southbound Frontage Rd. South of F.M. 1960 via Wishbone Ramp.

I-45N HOV lane access ramp map 11

11. Access from I-45 Southbound main lanes South of Cypresswood via Slip Ramp.

 

HOT (Express) Lanes I-45 North / North Freeway

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

The I-45 North / North Freeway 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 2+
Only
HOV 2+
Only
HOV 2+
Only
HOV 2+
Only
HOV 2+
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. OPEN $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 OPEN
11:00 a.m. OPEN CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED OPEN
noon OPEN CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED OPEN
1:00 p.m. OPEN CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED OPEN
2:00 p.m. OPEN CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED OPEN
3:00 p.m. OPEN CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED OPEN
4:00 p.m. OPEN CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED OPEN
5:00 p.m. OPEN CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED OPEN
6:00 p.m. OPEN CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED OPEN
7:00 p.m. OPEN CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED OPEN

 

Overall Map Inbound

I-45 North HOV inbound overall map

 

Segment 1 Map

I-45 North inbound segment 1 map

 

Segment 2 Map

I-45 North inbound segment 2 map

 

Segment 3 Map

I-45 North inbound segment 3 map

 

Segment 4 Map

I-45 North inbound segment 4 map

 

Segment 5 Map

I-45 North inbound segment 5 map

 

Segment 6 Map

I-45 North inbound segment 6 map

OUTBOUND
  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
5:00 a.m. CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
6:00 a.m. CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
7:00 a.m. CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
8:00 a.m. CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
9:00 a.m. CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
10:00 a.m. CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
11:00 a.m. CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
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

Overall Map Outbound

I-45 North HOV inbound overall map

 

Segment 1 Map

I-45 North inbound segment 1 map

 

Segment 2 Map

I-45 North inbound segment 2 map

 

Segment 3 Map

I-45 North inbound segment 3 map

 

Segment 4 Map

I-45 North inbound segment 4 map

 

Segment 5 Map

I-45 North inbound segment 5 map

 

Segment 6 Map

I-45 North inbound segment 6 map

I-45 North 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.