New Express Lanes Opening on State Highway 114 in Irving

Starting this weekend, drivers in Irving will be able to bypass traffic by using new express lanes along State Highway 114.The Texas Department of Transportation said the new toll lanes, one eastbound and one westbound, will open Saturday and give drivers the option to circumvent the highway's general lanes. The highway's general lanes will still be free, but drivers will have the option to pay to use the express lanes, which are designed to keep traffic at 50 mph or faster, according to TxDot.Tolls for the express lanes will fluctuate based on time of day, traffic flow, miles travelled and whether or not drivers have toll tags.The eastbound lane will extend four miles from the President George Bush Turnpike to the Rochelle Boulevard/Riverside Drive exit. The westbound lane will stretch eight miles from the Rochelle Boulevard/Riverside Drive exit to State Highway 121. The lanes run through Las Colinas, an area that has seen exponential growth and become one of the most sought out areas for office leasing in North Texas due to its central location between Dallas and Fort Worth and the airports. Drivers can expect to see express lanes also available from the Interstate 183 exchange to the Rochelle Boulevard/ Riverside Drive exit in 2018.  Continue reading...

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