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Katy Toll Road
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The Katy Toll Road/Managed Lanes begin west of SH 6 and end at the I-10/I-610 interchange (approximately 12 miles). The facility will include 2 lanes in each direction and 3 lanes at the toll area and will be operated by Harris County Toll Road Authority (HCTRA). The facility is scheduled to open to the public in the Spring of 2009. The Katy Toll Road will be an EZ Tag only facility with a total of 3 tolling locations between I-610 and SH 6. Overhead signage will indicate which lane drivers should be in based on occupancy. Additionally, the toll lanes will be variably priced to manage congestion. HCTRA will vary pricing to maintain a state of free-flow on the toll lanes at all times, particularly during AM and PM peak travel times. Drivers will have multiple entrances and exit locations from both the eastbound and the westbound mainlanes of I-10. The facility will be in operation 24 hours a day.

Managed Lane Access


  • High Occupancy Vehicles (HOV) 3
    • Free During Peak Hours (6:00 am – 11:00 am eastbound & 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm westbound) - 7 days/week
    • Vans with at least 3 occupants shall be considered HOV 3
  • METRO Buses
    • Free 24/7
    • Maximum 65 buses per hour (each direction)
  • Single Occupancy Vehicle (SOV), HOV 2 & Commercial Vehicles
    • Must Pay at All Times


  • The lanes will be variably priced to manage congestion and to maintain a Level of Service C or better
  • Overhead Signage will indicate which lane drivers should use for appropriate charge relative to automobile occupancy.
    • Two right lanes are for general EZ Tag users.
    • The left lane will only be for HOV 3 users and buses

Toll Road Peak Hours

6:00 am – 11:00 am eastbound & 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm westbound - 7 days/week











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Tolling Zone


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Enforcement Booth



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