Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls to increase by 6 percent

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania drivers are in for a hit this year, especially if they're taking a trip across the state.

Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls will increase by 6 percent after midnight on Saturday. The price jump is largely attributed to the cost of rebuilding and widening the road system.

The most common toll for a passenger vehicle will increase from $1.16 to $1.23 for E-ZPass customers and from $1.80 to $1.95 for cash customers.

Turnpike officials say revenues will fund a recently approved 10-year spending plan. The commission expects annual increases of anywhere from 3 percent up to 6 percent until 2044.

Currently, drivers who take the Turnpike from Monroeville to Cranberry pay $4.45 cash and $3.07 E-ZPass. On Sunday, the tolls will jump to $4.75 for cash and $3.25 for EZ-Pass.

The most common toll for a tractor-trailer will increase from $9.59 to $10.17 for E-ZPass customers and from $13.60 to $14.45 for cash customers. Toll rates won't increase next year on the Delaware River Bridge cashless tolling point northeast of Philadelphia.