By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Drivers who travel on the Pennsylvania Turnpike will need to dig a little deeper into their pockets in the New Year. Tolls will be increasing starting on Jan. 5.

Prices will be increasing by 6% for both cash and E-Z Pass drivers.

The most common toll will increase from $1.40 to $1.50 for E-Z Pass customers and $2.30 to $2.50 for cash drivers.

This is the 12th consecutive year for increases.

Turnpike officials say the increase is needed to help meet “escalated debt service costs for road maintenance.”