By: KDKA-TV News Staff/em>
HARRISBURG (KDKA) — This weekend will be the beginning of new tolls for drivers on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.READ MORE: Protecting Your Trip: How To Avoid Unexpected Costs When Inclement Weather Impacts Travel
Starting on Sunday after midnight, tolls will be increased by 5% for both the E-ZPass and toll by plate systems.
The only exception is for the new Southern Beltway, PA Turnpike 576.READ MORE: Man Allegedly Drunkenly Breaks Into Bethel Park Apartment
While this is an increase, turnpike officials say this is the first time since 2016 the rate hike has been less than 6%.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike’s rates have been rising steadily for more than 10 years to pay for construction and repair work along the roadways.
“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,” officials said.MORE NEWS: More Than 150 Firefighters Needed To Battle Flames At Bedford Valley Petroleum
A full list of all toll rates for the new year can be found here.