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Tolls on the Pennsylvania Turnpike will increase Jan. 5 by 2% for those paying with E-ZPass and by 12% for those paying cash.
The annual increase means that the toll to run the 356 miles of highway that stretches across the state between Ohio and New Jersey will be $147.62 for a 5-axle truck that weighs up to 80,000 pounds and has E-ZPass. The 2013 toll rate is $144.73.
For the same size truck without E-ZPass making the same run, the cash toll rate will increase to $205.55 from $183.50.
The increase will be the fourth in as many years, and the toll hikes are slated to continue indefinitely.
Pennsylvania is among the states with a high number of deficient bridges, according to the annual bridge inventory conducted by the Federal Highway Administration.