Toll hikes on the Pennsylvania Turnpike will take effect Sunday, the turnpike commission announced Wednesday in a reminder to motorists.
Tolls will rise 6% for both E-Z Pass users and toll by plate users. In addition, toll by plate users will see a 45% surcharge; the turnpike is now cashless and drivers are no longer able to pay at toll booths.
The 6% increase will raise the most common toll from $1.50 to $1.60 for E-ZPass users.
The surcharge — which reflects the higher cost of collecting by mailing bills to drivers based on license plates — will not be applied at the six toll facilities throughout the state, including Keyser Avenue and Clarks Summit Tolls, which already use the toll by plate system, according to turnpike officials.
The commission approved the toll hikes in July.