New TEXpress Reversible Managed Lanes Open This Morning

Dallas Morning News reports, “A 9-mile stretch of managed toll lanes along Interstate 30 running from Grand Prairie to Dallas will open to commuters [this morning, August 1], Texas highway officials announced Friday.” A TxDOT spokesperson tells the newspaper the new reversible TEXpress lanes will be open to free use from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. during August, and for the first six months of operation motorists will pay a fixed rate (43 cents to $1.14) that depends on time and direction of travel instead of the variable rates to be put into effect thereafter.