Toll increase on Pennsylvania Turnpike in 2017

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Pennsylvania Turnpike
Pennsylvania Turnpike

Motorists will soon see higher prices when paying to travel the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

Turnpike tolls will increase by 6 percent after midnight on Jan. 7, a price jump 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. 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.

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

Toll rates won't increase next year on the Delaware River Bridge cashless tolling point northeast of Philadelphia.

Commissioners also ordered a system-wide reassessment of all Turnpike improvement projects in both the design and construction phases to confirm that the best decisions are being made on capital expenditures.