Starting Friday, March 3, the San Mateo 101 Express Lanes from Whipple Avenue in Redwood City to I-380 in South San Francisco will open to all FasTrak® Flex users.
Drivers must have FasTrak Flex to access the lanes and all violators driving in the lanes will be subject to a fine, officials said.
Until March 3, the Express Lanes on that stretch of 101 will remain open to HOV 3+ (vehicles with three or more passengers) and motorcycles only from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The San Mateo 101 Express Lanes Project spans 22 miles an includes express lanes in both directions on U.S. 101. They were installed in order to enable travel of speeds of 45 mph or greater on the highway, resulting in reduced and more reliable travel times, according to project officials.
For more information about the project, go here.