Drive288 Express Toll Lanes Maps

Drive288 Express Toll Lanes provide advance notice of entry points and pricing for drivers at key decision points along the route. This information is displayed on overhead signs and electronic message boards, making it easy for drivers to plan their trips and make the most efficient use of the toll lanes.


Drive288 Express Toll Lanes Maps: Find the Best Route for Your Commute

Drive288 Express Toll Lanes offers a convenient and reliable way to get around Houston. With our interactive maps and directions, you can find the best route for your commute, no matter where you’re going.

We also offer information on toll rates, discounts, and EZTAG transponders. So whether you’re a regular commuter or just visiting Houston, we have everything you need to make your trip as smooth as possible.

Here are some of the benefits of using Drive288 Express Toll Lanes:

  • Convenient: Drive288 Express Toll Lanes offer a dedicated lane that is free of traffic congestion.
  • Reliable: Drive288 Express Toll Lanes are open 24/7, so you can use them whenever you need to.
  • Alternative: We provide a predictable travel alternative to the heavily congested general purpose lanes,

If you’re looking for a convenient, reliable, and alternativeway to get around Houston, then Drive288 Express Toll Lanes is the perfect solution for you.

How Tolls Are Charged on Drive288 Express Toll Lanes

Drivers on Drive288 Express Toll Lanes will incur toll charges for each mainline and direct connector toll segment being used. This means that if you travel through multiple toll segments, you will be charged for each one.

For example, drivers traveling between Pearland and Downtown Houston will pass through three mainline toll segments: Toll Segment 3 (Almeda Genoa), Toll Segment 2 (Holly Hall), and Toll Segment 1 (Brays Bayou). They will therefore incur three separate toll charges, one for each toll segment.

Similarly, drivers traveling from Pearland to IH 610 will pass through Toll Segment 3 (Almeda Genoa) and the connector ramp from SH 288 Northbound to IH 610 Eastbound or Westbound (Toll Segment 9). They will therefore incur two separate toll charges, one for each toll segment used.


Here are some of the factors that determine how much you will be charged:

  • The number of toll segments you pass through
  • The time of day you travel
  • Numbers of Axles of  vehicle

Understanding Toll Segments

 Drive288 Express Toll Lanes are comprised of three toll segments and eight direct connector toll segments.

Toll Segment 1

Between US 59 and the IH 610 direct connectors
Includes Gantries 1 & 2.

Toll Gantry 1 – Brays Bayou – NB & SB.

Toll Gantry 2- Holly Hill – NB & SB.

Toll Zone 2

Toll Segment 2

Between IH 610 direct connectors and the Beltway 8 direct connectors
Includes Toll Gantries 3, 8, 9,10 & 11.

Toll Gantry 3 – Almeda Geno SB only.

Toll Gantry 8 – From 610 to 288 NB.

Toll Gantry 9 – From 288 NB to direct connector 610.

Toll Gantry 10 – From 288 SB to direct connector 610.

Toll Gantry 11 – From 610 to direct connector 288 SB.

Toll Zone 3

Toll Segment 3

Between Beltway 8 director connectors and Pearland.
Includes Toll Gantries 4, 5, 6 & 7.

Toll Gantry 4 – From Sam Houston West to NB 288.

Toll Gantry 5 – From NB 288 to Direct Connector Sam Houston Toll Road.

Toll Gantry 6 – From SB 288 Direct Connector to Sam Houston Toll Road.

Toll Gantry 7 – From Sam Houston Eastbound onto 288 SB.



Questions on toll rates, initate a toll distpute or any other customer service question.

Call (281) 875-3279
(Operated by HCTRA)

Want to report an after hours issue on the toll road?

Call our Information *Hotline* (888) 328-8622

(The hotline is an answersing service for roadway issues only and is not able to answer questions about toll disputes.)