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ExpressLanes on 110 Freeway to open in November

A FasTrak transponder is seen on Wednesday, July 25, 2012.

September 19, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Metro ExpressLanes, a project aimed to reduce traffic congestion, will open in November, officials announced Tuesday.

At 12:01 a.m. on Nov. 10, Los Angeles County's first HOT (High Occupancy Toll) lanes will debut on the 110 Freeway, between Adams Boulevard and the 91 Freeway.

Only solo drivers will be charged a toll. Carpools, vanpools, buses and motorcycles will still be able to travel toll-free.

To avoid traffic back-ups, sensors will be used to measure congestion and increase the toll from 25 cents a mile to a maximum of $1.40 a mile as more vehicles enter the lanes.