SR 167 high occupancy toll (HOT) lanes

Find out how to use the SR 167 high occupancy toll (HOT) lanes, who can travel for free and how tolling works in the HOT Lanes.

A map showing the location of the SR 167 HOT lanes, which provide a faster trip for drivers travelling from Renton to Auburn and back.

With the SR 167 high occupancy toll (HOT) lanes, you have the choice to pay a toll for a faster trip when you need it. Toll rates adjust to keep traffic moving.

The HOT Lanes operate from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. everyday, and are free to use overnight (from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.). Motorcycles and carpools can use the lanes for free any time without a pass.

How to pay/toll rates

  • Toll rates change based on real-time traffic conditions, and range between 50 cents and $9. You lock in the toll rate on the first road sign you see after entering the HOT lanes. You can view current toll rates by downloading the WSDOT mobile app.
  • 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. Learn more about Good To Go! accounts and passes.

Carpools

Carpools with two or more people can always use the HOT lanes for free. A Good To Go! pass or account is optional for carpools. If you do have a pass, make sure it is a Flex Pass set to HOV mode to travel toll-free.

If you have a Good To Go! sticker or license plate pass, you will be charged the toll regardless of the number of people in your vehicle.

Motorcycles

Motorcycles ride toll-free in the HOT lanes. Motorcycles do not need a pass, but may choose to install a motorcycle pass to use on other toll roads.

Vanpools and transit

Registered vanpools and transit always drive toll-free in the HOT lanes.

How to use the lanes

Drivers may enter and exit the HOT lanes nearly anywhere along the corridor. In most places, HOT lanes are separated by a single white line which you may cross over at any time.

How do tolls keep traffic moving?

Our traffic management computer system updates toll rates every few minutes based on how many cars are in the lanes and how fast they are going. When traffic is flowing smoothly and there is room for more vehicles, the price is low to encourage cars to get in. When the lanes start to fill up and slow down, the price goes up in order to discourage too many cars from getting in so that the lanes can keep flowing smoothly.

Reporting and Policy

To view financial statements, the Toll Division Annual Report or other policy-related documents, please visit our reporting page.

 

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