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Hover over the map with your mouse then click on the HOV Lane for entrance and exit details to that location. Each corridor is color-coded, and each diamond corresponds to an entrance location.

For real-time traffic reports, please visit the Houston TranStar website.

 

 


There are five types of ramps

  • One-way ramps operate as an entrance in the morning and an exit in the evening.
  • Two-way ramps operate as both entrance and exit, mornings and evenings. Pay attention to directional signs to safely follow traffic flow.
  • Cross ramps allow access to/from both sides of the freeway. Pay attention to directional signs to safely follow traffic flow.
  • Slip ramps allow you to merge into or out of freeway traffic.
  • Wishbone ramps provide access to/from feeder roads on either side of the freeway in the direction of traffic flow.

 

Laws of the Lanes

  • Carpools, vanpools and motorcyclists ride for free.
  • People driving solo in cars have the option to pay a toll to use the lanes. HOT Lanes
  • No vehicles towing trailers of any sort.
  • No trucks with more than two axles or a gross weight capacity of one ton or greater.
  • No bicycles (motorcycles are allowed).
  • No pedestrians.

HOV SCHEDULES

Location Day Time Direction HOV Free Solo Drivers
I-45 North
North Freeway
Monday - Friday 5 - 11 a.m.
1 - 8 p.m.
Inbound
Outbound
2+
2+
See HOT Lanes for Schedule and Toll Rates.
US 59 North
Eastex Freeway
Monday - Friday 5 - 11 a.m.
1 - 8 p.m.
Inbound
Outbound
2+
2+
I-45 South
Gulf Freeway
Monday - Friday 5 - 11 a.m.
1 - 8 p.m.
Inbound
Outbound
2+
2+
US 59 South
Southwest Freeway
Monday - Friday 5 - 11 a.m.
1 - 8 p.m.
Inbound
Outbound
2+
2+
US 290 West
Northwest Freeway
Monday - Friday 5 - 6:30 a.m.
6:30 - 8 a.m.
8 - 11 a.m.
1 - 8 p.m.
Inbound


Outbound
2+
3+
2+
2+

 

 

Katy Freeway Managed Lanes And Katy Diamond Lanes and 59 South Diamond Lanes

DIAMOND LANE SCHEDULES & OCCUPANCY REQUIREMENTS

Location Day Time Direction Required number of people in vehicle.
Diamond Lanes
I-10 West
365 days 24 hours Inbound
Outbound
2+
Diamond Lanes
US 59 South
365 days 24 hours Inbound
Outbound
2+

The Katy Freeway Managed Lanes are operated by the Harris County Toll Road Authority.
Learn more about Katy Freeway Managed Lanes >>

Report Violations on Katy Managed Lanes and Katy Diamond Lanes to:

Harris County Toll Road Authority (HCTRA)
Communications Department
713-587-7806
katymanagedlanes@hctra.org


Report Diamond Lane violations on 59S between Sugar Creek and the Grand Parkway to:

Sugar Land Police Department
Traffic Division
281-275-2500
www.sugarlandtx.gov/police (use online complaint form)

Report Diamond Lane violations on 59S between Sugar Creek and Beltway 8 to:

Stafford Police Department
281-261-3950
www.staffordpd.com  Click on ‘Public Information,’ then ‘Citizen Comments’ and use online citizen comment form.  

 

 

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