By David Madden

HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — If you use the Pennsylvania Turnpike, get ready to dig a little deeper to pay the toll, as of Sunday morning.

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“The turnpike has actually been increasing tolls annually since about 2007,” admits turnpike spokesman Carl DeFebeo.  He says that’s when the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania started using a portion of turnpike tolls to fund the state department of transportation (Penndot) and its own capital work.

This Sunday, turnpike tolls will go up five percent across the board.

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What that means to you depends on how you pay. For the average one-exit trip, if you use EZ Pass you’ll pay an extra nickel. But pay cash and it’ll be a dime more.

Past toll hikes gave EZ Pass users a break, resulting in an average 35-percent discount for electronic tolls versus cash.

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