Westpark Tollway is one of the major road facilities in Texas. It’s also one of the busiest roads out there. It serves both western Houston and Harris County, as well as northeastern Fort Bend County. Let’s explain how to pay Westpark Tollway tolls and how to calculate them.
Westpark Tollway – overview
Westpark Tollway is also called Fort Bend Westpark Tollway. It is a limited-access toll road located in Texas and opened to public traffic in 2004. It begins on Westpark Drive in Houston and ends in Fulshear, Texas. The road is 22 miles (35 km) long. It runs parallel to Westheimer Road in Harris County and concurrently with FM 1093 in Fort Bend County. Westpark Tollway is now being extended from FM 723 to the Texas Heritage Parkway, a 6.4-mile roadway spanning from I-10 to just south of FM 1093. The tollway was named after Westpark Drive – one of the major arterials running through the industrial area.
The construction of Westpark Tollway began in 2001. It was supposed to be a first-of-its-kind, totally electronic facility. The completion of the toll road was celebrated four years later, in 2005. Now, Westpark Tollway processes over 2 million transactions monthly. The road is maintained and operated by the HCTRA (the Harris County Toll Road Authority) and the FBCTRA (the Fort Bend County Toll Road Authority). It has three major intersections: the Southeast Freeway, the West Sam Houston Tollway, and Grand Parkway. The speed limit on Westpark Tollway is 65 mph (105 km/h).
How to pay Westpark Tollway tolls
This toll road was the first fully electronic toll road in the US. It’s cashless and there aren’t toll booths or toll collectors along the route. In order to pay a toll, you need a transponder tag mounted on your car’s windshield or payment through an app such as Uproad. In the table below, you will find toll rates that apply for different vehicle classes traveling the full length of the Westpark Tollway:
Toll rate – TxTag
Class 2: 2-axle vehicles, motorcycles
Class 3: 3-axle vehicles, trailers, combos
Class 4: 4-axle vehicles
Class 5: 5-axle vehicles
Class 6: 6-axle vehicles or more
To make sure you calculate the toll rate correctly, the best way is to use one of the available online calculators.
If you’re wondering what the toll rates for particular toll plazas are, here is a short guide:
Vehicle type / toll plaza
You can easily pay Westpark Tollway tolls with an EZ TAG, the toll tags issued by the Harris County Toll Road Authority. The following tags are also acceptable: TxTag, TollTag, K-TAG, and PIKEPASS. You can apply for a toll tag both online and offline. When you prefer the online way, you just need to go to the HCTRA website. If you want to get a toll tag offline, you can do it at the EZ Tag store. Activation is free of charge but there is the required toll deposit and you must wait to receive the EZ Tag in the mail. There are four toll agencies that deal with toll payment requests and issues for the Westpark Tollway: the HCTRA (the Harris County Toll Road Authority) and the FBCTRA (the Fort Bend County Toll Road Authority).
How to pay for Westpark Tollway without an EZ Tag or TxTag
If you need to drive on the Westpark Tollway but do not have a toll tag, there is one easy way to ensure you don’t receive a toll violation in the mail. With the toll payment app Uproad, you can register your vehicle with its license plate and set up a payment method. Activation in Texas is immediate, so you can drive on the Westpark Tollway - and all the other places Uproad covers - right away.
Here on Uproad.com, you'll find the most up-to-date Westpark Tollway toll information. From the latest estimated Westpark Tollway toll prices to payment options, Uproad lets you know the rules of the road.
And, if you drive a lot and are looking for a new toll payment account without a transponder or toll tag, you've come to the right place! With an Uproad app account, you'll pay tolls as you go with your mobile phone.