HOV / HOT (Express) Lanes I-45 South / Gulf 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 South Inbound

 

I-45 South Outbound

 

NOTICE: Due to popular demand of the I-45 North HOV pilot program, METRO has opened the inbound I-45 South HOV lane on weekends. This initiative will start on Saturday, Oct. 5 and end on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. Riders will enjoy FREE weekend HOV access from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. – inbound travel only.
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I-45 South HOV / HOT (Express) Lane overall access ramp map

I-45S HOV lane access ramp map 1

1. Access from Pierce North of Emancipation in Downtown.

I-45S HOV lane access ramp map 2

2. Access from inbound Frontage Rd. at South Lockwood through Eastwood Transit Center.

I-45S HOV lane access ramp map 3 and 4

3. & 4. Access is available both from Eastbound and Westbound South Loop East Frontage Roads under I-45 Gulf Freeway.

I-45S HOV lane access ramp map 5

5. Access is available both from Monroe Rd. North of Airport Blvd. via HOV Ramp and from inbound Frontage Rd. at Canniff North of College through Monroe Park & Ride.

HOV I-45S access ramp 6 and 7 map

6. Access is available both from Sabo Rd. South of Fuqua and Southbound Frontage Rd. South of Fuqua through Fuqua Park & Ride.
7. Access from Northbound Frontage Rd. North of Beltway 8 through South Point Park & Ride.

I-45S HOV lane access ramp map 8

8. Access is available from Northbound Frontage Rd. North of Dixie Farm Rd. via Wishbone Ramp.

I-45S HOV lane access ramp map 8

9. Access from inbound main lines is available from just North of Clear Lake City Blvd.

HOT (Express) Lanes I-45 South / Gulf Freeway

The I-45 South / Gulf Freeway METRO HOT (Express) Lanes operate on a revised HOV Lane schedule to allow vehicles additional time for simplified commutes.

The I-45 South / Gulf 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 $2.25 $2.25 $2.25 $2.25 $2.25 CLOSED
6:00 a.m. CLOSED $6.50 $6.50 $6.50 $6.50 $6.50 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 $4.50 $4.50 $4.50 $4.50 $4.50 CLOSED
9:00 a.m. CLOSED $2.25 $2.25 $2.25 $2.25 $2.25 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
noon CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
1:00 p.m. CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
2:00 p.m. CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
3:00 p.m. CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
4:00 p.m. CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
5:00 p.m. CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
6:00 p.m. CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
7:00 p.m. CLOSED

CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED

Holidays operation on a Saturday schedule.

45 south inbound 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 $2.25 $2.25 $2.25 $2.25 $2.25 CLOSED
4:00 p.m. CLOSED $4.50 $4.50 $4.50 $4.50 $4.50 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 $4.50 $4.50 $4.50 $4.50 $4.50 CLOSED
7:00 p.m. CLOSED $2.25 $2.25 $2.25 $2.25 $2.25 CLOSED

Holidays operation on a Saturday schedule.

45 South outbound map

 

I-45 South METRO HOT (Express) Lane Hours of Operation for Monday - Friday

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

Outbound Direction: 1 - 5 p.m., 6 - 8 p.m.