Tolls to rise Monday in New Jersey

November 29, 2008 1:20:36 PM PST
New Jersey drivers will have to dig deeper into their pockets starting Monday as toll increases take effect on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway. On the Turnpike, the cost of an average 22-mile trip will increase from $1.25 to $1.70.

One-way tolls on the Parkway will go from 35 cents to 50 cents.

Electronic message boards on both toll roads are reminding motorists about the increases.

The additional revenue will be used to repay bonds sold to finance past construction projects and to help pay for more than $8 billion in new work.

Three new lanes are planned for the Turnpike between Exits 6 and 8A, and a third lane will be added to the Parkway between Exits 63 and 80.

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