HOV Lane Use/Conversion to HOT Lanes

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is proposing to convert an underutilized High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane to a High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lane on SR 167. Other states have successfully implemented HOT Lanes. This research will explore best practices and examine design standards and barrier and mid point access issues that have been used by other states. WSDOT will gain valuable knowledge from the experience of other States in the design and operational aspects of deploying HOT lanes in the Puget Sound region.