Beginning at 1 a.m. Tuesday, motorists using SunPass transponders will pay a little more to travel on most state toll roads and bridges, including those in the Tampa Bay area.
A 1.5 percent increase is being put in effect because of a 2007 state law that enables SunPass and toll-by-plate rates to be adjusted every year based on changes in the consumer price index. That will result in an increase of a penny or two at most toll plazas, according to a news release.
The cost of a trip on the entire 309-mile length of the Florida Turnpike, from Wildwood to Florida City, will increase from $19.75 to $20.07 for SunPass users, according to turnpike spokeswoman Sonyha Rodriguez-Miller.
Locally, rates will increase on the Veterans Expressway, Suncoast Parkway, Pinellas Bayway and Sunshine Skyway. Other toll roads affected include the Seminole Expressway, Southern Connector, Beachline Expressway West, Polk Parkway, I-4 Connector, and Daniel Webster Western Beltway Part C, in Central Florida; Sawgrass Expressway in southeast Florida; and Alligator Alley in South Florida.
Cash rates will remain the same.