Toll increases begin this weekend on Pa. Turnpike, NJ Turnpike, more

New year means new toll prices.

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The Pennsylvania Turnpike, New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway and Atlantic City Expressway will all see a toll hike for 2022.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Drivers in the tri-state area can expect to pay more starting New Year's weekend on some major roadways.

Pennsylvania Turnpike

A toll increase is set to take effect just after midnight Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022.

In July, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission approved a 5% toll increase for all E-ZPass and PA Turnpike Toll By Plate rates for the entire system (except the Southern Beltway/PA Turnpike 576 west of Pittsburgh).

The PTC says the most common toll for a passenger vehicle will increase from $1.60 to $1.70 for E-ZPass customers and from $3.90 to $4.10 for Toll By Plate customers.

The most common toll for a Class-5 tractor-trailer will increase from $13 to $13.70 for E-ZPass customers and from $26.60 to $28 for Toll By Plate customers.

The passenger-vehicle toll at the westbound Delaware River Bridge will increase from $6.10 to $6.50 for E-ZPass customers and from $8.20 to $8.70 for Toll By Plate customers.

New Jersey Turnpike & Garden State Parkway

There will be a 3% increase to tolls for those driving on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway.

The new toll rates will take effect at 12 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022.

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority Board of Commissioners approved annual increases of up to 3%in May 2020. Turnpike Authority officials have said the toll increase is needed to fund highway and bridge projects in the agency's $24 billion capital plan, which it expects to accomplish over more than a decade.

The average passenger vehicle Turnpike toll that now costs $4.80 will rise to $4.95.

On the Garden State Parkway, most of the main toll plazas will go up about 6 cents to $1.96 for E-ZPass users and $2 for cash users.

Atlantic City Expressway

It will be a 3% increase too on the Atlantic City Expressway.

New toll rates will take effect on the AC Expressway at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022.

The South Jersey Transportation Authority Board of Commissioners approved annual increases of up to 3% in May 2020.

And on Feb. 1, tolls on five Jersey Shore bridges that connect beach towns in Cape May and Atlantic counties will rise from $1.50 to $2 for passenger vehicles. Rate for other vehicles would increase proportionately.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.