Florida Tolls to Increase Sunday

The tolls will spike by roughly 25 cents at 6 a.m. Sunday

Sunday, Jun 24, 2012  |  Updated 9:18 AM EDT
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Florida Tolls to Increase Sunday

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Florida Turnpike

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The tolls along Florida’s state roads and bridges are set to rise Sunday morning, officials with the Florida Department of Transportation said.

The toll rate will increase an average of 25 cents for most booths in both the SunPass and cash lanes, a release said.

The change will take effect starting at 6 a.m. Sunday.

Officials said SunPass customers have not had an increase since the program launched in 1999. They said the SunPass option will still remain cheaper.

“The additional revenues collected as part of the toll rate indexing will provide transportation funding to provide much needed relief to already congested corridors,” Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise Executive Director Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti said in a release. “This will be accomplished by adding lanes and converting toll booths to an all electronic system, resulting in the added benefit of improved safety.”

The change falls in line with a 2007 law that allows the department of transportation to adjust toll rates to the consumer price index no more than once a year and at least once every five years, a report said.

To see a list of the new toll rates, click here.

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