New TEXpress lanes along Interstate 30 are open to traffic Monday between Grand Prairie and Dallas.
Monday's opening is only phase one of the three-part 18.7-mile plan for I-30 which includes a 9-mile stretch from west of Texas 161 east to near Westmoreland Road.
"The segment features two reversible lanes, improved TEXpress Lane access including direct-connect ramps and upgraded connections to and from the main lanes as well as four entrance ramps and four exit ramps," according to the Texas Department of Transportation's webpage.
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The next phase along I-30 will open in the summer of 2017 and will continue the TEXpress lanes east to Sylvan Avenue.
By 2020, the I-30 TEXpress project will be completed with the addition of lanes from Center Street in Arlington east to Texas 161.
The cost to drive the I-30 TEXpress lanes is variable depending on time of day and whether or not the driver has a TollTag.