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Free to drivers until January 10th
Friday, January 3, 2014 - 10:19am
El Paso, TX (KDBC) — The express toll lanes on the Cesar Chavez Border Highway officially opened Tuesday, and will be free to commuters until January 10, 2013.
The toll lanes are made up of one lane in each direction for a nine mile stretch of road between U.S. 54 to Zaragoza. The project is the first of its kind in El Paso.
The lanes are intended to reduce congestion along I-10.
Large trucks and trailers will be unable to use the toll lanes, while emergency and public transit vehicles will be exempt from tolls.
There will be two tolling points in each direction, between Midway Drive and Yarbrough Drive, and between Yarbrough and Padres Drive.
The toll fee will cost between 40 and 50 cents, depending on the time and location where the driver enters the toll lane. The cost of the entire nine-mile corridor is 90 cents.
Drivers who plan to use the toll lanes regularly can sign up for a TollTag, which will register their license plate number. Cameras along the toll lanes will record the license plate numbers to send bills.
Users can sign up for a TollTag account at www.EPexpress.org, visit a local ACE Cash Express location, or by calling (915) 351-8655.