N.H. drivers now paying more for tolls

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It just got a little more expensive to drive on New Hampshire’s highways.

The tolls went up at six toll crossings at a minute past midnight this morning.

At the Hooksett tolls on Interstate 93 and the Bedford tolls on the Everett Turnpike, the rates went from 75 cents to $1. On the Spaulding turnpike, the tolls increased from 50 cents to 75 cents in Dover and Rochester. The mainline tolls on Interstate 95 in Hampton increased from $1 to $1.50. The tolls on the Hampton ramps increased from 50 cents to 75 cents. Tolls for heavier trucks also went up.

The toll increases were approved earlier this month by the state’s five-member Executive Council. The toll hikes are expected to raise $24 million a year to pay for bridge and highway repairs and projects.

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