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Beat the Traffic: HOT lanes promise faster commute for Gulf Freeway Drivers

by Katherine Whaley / KHOU 11 News

khou.com

Posted on February 13, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 20 at 12:32 PM

HOUSTON—If your daily drive takes you along the Gulf Freeway, you now have a new commuting option, that could get you to and from town a little faster --  for a price.  The I-45 HOT lanes are now open to drivers, between Dixie Farm Road and Dowling. 

The designated HOV lane is open to vehicles with two occupants are more, fee-free, but drivers without passengers will have to pay for the “fast lane.”  The fee schedule varies from $1-$4.50, and you will need an EZTag or TxTAG in order to be charged for lane use. 
 
The inbound HOT lane is closed to solo drivers from 7:00-8:00 a.m., and the outbound HOT lane is closed to solo drivers from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
 

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