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.
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 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?
Which pass should I choose?
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
New Flex Pass
Trucks or vehicles over 10,000 lbs gross vehicle weight are not allowed to use the HOT lanes.
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.
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