I-580 Express Lanes
The I-580 Express Lanes span approximately eleven miles from Hacienda Drive in Pleasanton to Greenville Road in Livermore in the eastbound direction, and approximately fourteen miles from Greenville Road to just before San Ramon Road/Foothill Road in Dublin in the westbound direction.
WHEN DO THEY OPERATE?
The I-580 Express Lanes operate Monday - Friday 5 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Outside of these hours, the lanes are open to all vehicles at no charge.
WHO CAN TRAVEL IN THE I-580 EXPRESS LANE?
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The overhead sign states the toll amount to travel to next zone (top line) and the price to travel to the end of the express lane (bottom line). Toll prices vary based on congestion and can change every 3 minutes.
Customers are locked-in to a toll rate controlled by the overhead sign prior to location of entry. The locked-in rate does not change if the price goes up or down while the customer is still in the express lane.
If you exit prior to the last zone, you may be charged a toll between the price on the top line and price on the bottom line.
STAY IN THE LANE – THE TOLL STAYS THE SAME!
A toll is assigned based on the first and last location at which the vehicle was detected. If you leave and then re-enter an express lane, FasTrak will charge you a single toll as though you travelled continuously in the lane. It is unlikely that weaving in and out of the express lane will decrease your toll.
WHO NEEDS A FASTRAK TOLL TAG?
Everyone using the I-580 Express lanes during operating hours (M-F 5am-8pm) must carry a valid toll tag properly mounted in the vehicle.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Carpoolers and those eligible to use carpool lanes (motorcycles, clean air vehicles with a white or green sticker) must have a FasTrak Flex (switchable) toll tag to use the lanes toll-free. It is the only way to travel toll-free in the express lane.
FasTrak Flex has a switch that allows drivers to designate whether they are driving solo, or are a carpool with 2 or 3+ occupancy. Order your FasTrak Flex toll tag online now.
If your flex tag is detected in different positions during your express lane trip, you will be charged based on the lowest occupancy that is detected.
For example, switching the Flex tag setting from 1 to 2 after you have entered the express lane could still result in a toll charge for the entire distance traveled.
We recommend checking the tag position before each time you travel in the express lane.
PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AFTER STUDY
As required by the California Streets and Highways Code Section 149.5 (g), in October 2018, Alameda CTC completed an I-580 Express Lanes Performance Evaluation After Study that includes findings, conclusions and recommendations concerning the I-580 Express Lanes, including an analysis of the effect of the express lanes on the adjacent general purpose lanes.
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Questions? Call the Express Lanes Hotline at 510.208.7499