California Department of Transportation

Bay Area Express Lane Network

Bay Area highway congestion is among the worst in the nation, and the carpool lane system is fragmented by gaps that have existed for many decades due to lack of funds. These gaps significantly reduce the travel time savings available to carpoolers and bus riders using existing lanes. The proposed Bay Area Express Lane Network will expand mobility options by ultimately creating a seamless 800-mile network of unobstructed lanes to provide a faster commute for travelers who use them.  Construction for the various segments of this project is estimated to create between 18,000 and 125,000 jobs.