SR 167 HOT Lanes

map of SR 167 HOT lanes location
photo of SR 167 HOT lane

Updates

On Dec. 17 we turned on a six-mile HOT lane extension for southbound travel.

Southbound drivers can now use the HOT lanes for 14 miles from Renton to Pacific.

  • Solo drivers have the option to pay a toll for a faster trip. You will need a Good To Go! account and pass.
  • Carpoolers and motorcycles can use the HOT lanes for free (Good To Go! account and pass are optional).
  • Learn more.

The SR 167 high occupancy toll (HOT) lanes are high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes open to solo drivers who choose to pay a toll. Carpools of two or more, vanpools and buses use the lanes toll-free. Toll rates adjust to ensure traffic in the HOT lane is free flowing even when the regular lanes are congested. The SR 167 HOT lanes help keep traffic moving by providing a choice for a faster, more reliable trip when you need it most.

Toll Rates

Toll rates for HOT lanes adjust based on real-time traffic conditions in order to keep traffic moving in the HOT lanes. Toll rates range between 50 cents and $9. Rates are posted on roadside signs and you always pay the first toll rate you see when you enter the lanes, even if you see a different toll rate down the road.

Hours of Operation

The lanes are tolled from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.
The HOT Lanes are open to all drivers free of charge after 7 p.m. During this time, signs will say "OPEN."

How do solo drivers pay a toll?

Solo drivers who choose to use the HOT lanes must install a Good To Go! pass in their vehicle and have an active Good To Go! account.

Which pass should I choose?

If you:

  • always drive alone - sticker pass.
  • sometimes carpool and sometimes drive alone - Flex Pass.
  • always carpool - no pass need (Flex Pass is optional).
  • ride a motorcycle – no pass needed (motorcycle pass is optional)

Call 1-866-936-8246 for help ordering a pass.

Carpools and motorcycles are free

Carpools of two or more people, vanpools, buses and motorcycles can travel for free in the SR 167 HOT lanes. These vehicles do not need a Good To Go! pass to travel free.

If you want to sometimes carpool and for free and sometimes pay a toll, you can use a Flex Pass set to HOV mode.

Motorcycles do not need a pass, but may choose to install a motorcycle pass to use on other toll roads.

Get a free pass upgrade

Some SR 167 carpoolers may have older Good To Go! pass models. These still work on SR 167, but will not work on the I-405 express toll lanes.

If you have an older switchable pass (with a pull down on/off switch), you can call 1-866-936-8246 to request a free upgrade to a new Flex Pass.

Old Switchable Pass

Old Switchable Pass

New Flex Pass

New Flex Pass

 

Exceptions

Trucks or vehicles over 10,000 lbs gross vehicle weight are not allowed to use the HOT lanes.

Future plans

As the SR 167 HOT lanes are still considered a pilot project, WSDOT will request the project be converted to permanent status in the 2018 state Legislative session.

Read more about how to access the SR 167 HOT Lanes.

Library and Publications

Visit our Library and Publications page for finance information, study reports, media and other public outreach material.

Questions?

Call 1-866-936-8246, email us at goodtogotolling@wsdot.wa.gov or visit one of our Customer Service Center locations .