Traffic Advisory: Express Lanes Tolling Resumes June 1
On Monday, June 1, 2020 at 5 a.m., the Alameda County Transportation Commission, along with other Bay Area Express Lane operators, will resume express lanes tolling in Alameda County along Interstate 580 and southbound on Interstate 680 over the Sunol Grade and throughout other Bay Area counties.
Tolling was suspended in March of this year due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. This month, however, key corridors are experiencing increased levels of weekday traffic, prompting the reinstatement of tolling.
For detailed information on tolling reinstatement, view the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s press release or go to https://mtc.ca.gov/whats-happening/news/tolling-bay-area-express-lanes-resume-next-week.
New Lane Configurations on Interstate 880
As the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and California Department of Transportation gear up for opening the Interstate 880 express lanes this fall, work crews will begin new striping configurations (e.g. double white lines (which cannot be lawfully crossed) in several segments, dashed lines in others and the creation of new merge lanes in select locations) beginning on Sunday night, May 31, 2020.
For detailed information on this five week effort, see the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s press release.
Alameda County Express Lanes
Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) is currently managing numerous active capital projects in various stages of delivery to improve safety and efficiency on highways throughout Alameda County, including Express Lanes. Express lanes are specially designated highway lanes that let you enjoy more reliable travel as you bypass traffic congestion. FasTrak® allows solo drivers to pay a toll to drive in express lanes. Carpools can travel toll free in all express lanes, but need the FasTrak Flex® toll tag to travel toll free in some Express Lanes. For detailed express lanes operational information, go to the Express Lanes Operations page. Carpools with 2 or more persons can travel toll free in all express lanes but need the FasTrak Flex toll tag to travel toll free in some express lanes.