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Toll Prices To Be Hiked By 36% On New Jersey Turnpike, 27% On Garden State Parkway In September

TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) -- Toll prices on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway will see a big increase come September. The New Jersey Turnpike Authority is hiking up toll prices by 27% on the Garden State Parkway and 36% on the Turnpike, beginning Sept. 13.

CBS New York reports the tolls on the Turnpike would see an average increase of about $1.30 and cash tolls at mainline toll plazas on the Parkway would rise by about 40 cents -- up to $1.90.

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The money from the increase will be used to fund a $24 billion construction plan, which includes widening 15 sections of the Turnpike and Parkway, and installing cashless tolls.

A New Jersey Turnpike Authority spokesperson tells CBS3 the proposal passed on a seven to zero vote.

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