When will HOV/HOT lanes open back up?

Motorists use the HOV lane of the northbound Interstate 69 Freeway Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in Houston. (2018 Houston Chronicle)

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Question: When will HOV/HOT lanes open back up?

Answer: Houston METRO told KPRC’s Traffic Expert Anavid Reyes HOV and HOT lanes will open back up Monday.

They’re back to normal operating schedules with the expectation that those who are using them, during the off-peak times, will be able to use them paying a toll.

“We still have that tolling apparatus in place, to be able to make sure people who are using them are paying tolls, outside the peak periods,” said Jerome Gray, Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer with METRO.

In regards to the rest of their services, METRO will continue to operate on a modified schedule. Those fairs will continue to be waived.


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