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January 06, 2017

Tolls along Pennsylvania Turnpike will rise starting Sunday

Got cup holders full of change? They'll come in handy Sunday when rates rise on the 550-mile long Pennsylvania Turnpike.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission approved a 6 percent hike in July that officials say will help repair and widen the roads and ease other transportation costs, the Allentown Morning Call reported Friday

The increase for drivers using both cash and E-ZPass will go into effect Sunday at 12:01 a.m. The commission also reported that close to 2 million vehicles traveled on the turnpike in 2016, generating $1 billion in toll revenue, the Associated Press reported

Increases could also continue through the next 28 years, according to the AP. The hike also comes after Pennsylvania recently increased its gas prices.

The commission also announced in October that tollbooths would accept credit cards as a form of payment.

Curious about how much you'll be paying? Check out the commission's toll calculator here