Ohio Turnpike 5-axle toll hike announced

The cost to travel the entire 241-mile Ohio Turnpike from Indiana to Pennsylvania for 5-axle vehicles will increase to $44 from $40 for cash customers on Jan 1, 2012. E-ZPass rates for the end-to-end turnpike rise to $35 from $32.

Rates for travel between one or two interchanges may not change, the Ohio Turnpike Commission said. The new rates were approved by the Ohio Turnpike Commission in March 2009.

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