I saw the sign, and it said "FREE"

By Chris Foster

When drivers input the I-405 convey toll lanes or the SR 167 HOT lanes in early January, they can even additionally just observe a mild change: the toll fee indicators will say "FREE" rather of "OPEN" whilst we're now not charging tolls.

We these days took a recent seem on the indicators and discovered there was an possibility for improvement. So we requested I-405 and SR 167 drivers and heard that virtually 90 percentage of folks agreed that "FREE" made extra sense.

While the brand new message on the indicators ought to be clearer, everything else stays the same. You do now not want a Good To Go! move or a carpool whilst the indicators say "FREE". It's nonetheless unlawful to cross the double white lines, and the toll lanes will function at their typical hours:

Monday by means of Friday from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the I-405 convey toll lanes
Every day from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the SR 167 HOT lanes
When the convey toll lanes are running throughout their typical hours, drivers nonetheless might see "OPEN" displayed on the signs. If a collision or roadwork blocks all lanes until the convey toll lanes, we cease collecting tolls and permit all automobiles to make use of the lanes for free. Signs say "OPEN TO ALL" at those times.

If you have got by no means used the lanes before, or ought to you want a refresher, examine out our guides. We have instruments for drivers who use the convey toll lanes and the HOT lanes.


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