UPDATE: A previous press release from the NTTA stated that “Crews will be changing toll rate road signs in the coming weeks,” but Monday afternoon a spokesperson said all signs have been updated with the current fees.

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Many Texas drivers haven’t realized it yet, but the cost of their tollway commute went up July 1.

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On average, travelers are now paying a penny more per mile — an increase from 18 to 19 cents — to travel on the toll roads.

The increases are part of planned NTTA hikes that happen every other year.

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Officials say the increases help the NTTA to meet financial obligations, including repaying more than $9 billion in bonds to build toll roads.

Some of the most used NTTA toll roads include the –

  • Dallas North Tollway
  • President George Bush Turnpike
  • Sam Rayburn Tollway
  • Chisholm Trail

TollTag drivers still receive a discount on toll rates.

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While the new fees went into effect today, NTTA officials say it will be several weeks before the higher prices are reflected on toll rate road signs.