HOV / HOT Lanes - US 290 / Northwest Freeway Access Ramps

 

NOTICE: Beginning on August 20, 2018, the declaration area near Jones Road will be relocated temporarily to the Northwest Transit Center (NWTC) due to construction by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). Drivers should follow the signs to slow down and declare themselves by using the “HOV ONLY” or “TOLL ONLY” lane in the temporary declaration area at the NWTC and merging back into a single lane safely.

 

For real-time traffic reports, please visit the Houston TranStar website.

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 through Northwest Transit Center.

US 290 HOV lane access ramp 2 map

2. Access is available from Old Katy Rd. east of N. Post Oak through Northwest Transit Center.

 

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 east of F.M. 1960 / Hwy. 6 via slip ramp.

 

HOT Lanes US 290

METRO HOT 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 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
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

US 290 HOV / HOT lane inbound map 1
US 290 HOV / HOT lane inbound map 2
US 290 HOV / HOT lane inbound map 3
US 290 HOV / HOT lane inbound map 4

 

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
6:30 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

 

US 290 HOV / HOT lane outbound map 1
US 290 HOV / HOT lane outbound map 2
US 290 HOV / HOT lane outbound map 3
US 290 HOV / HOT lane outbound map 4

US 290 METRO HOT 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.