The Pennsylvania Turnpike has earned the dubious distinction as the most expensive toll road in the world, according to a recently released report by insurance website Budget Direct, writes Anthony DiMattia for the Bucks County Courier Times.
The study determined that it costs motorists $112.91 to travel the 360-mile roadway. Its length is one of the reasons why it landed in first place on the list.
In comparison, second-place Grossglockner High Alpine Road in Australia costs $45.43, and third-place Rijeka – Zagreb/Split – Dubrovnik Road in Croatia costs $38.42.
In the U.S., the closest road is the New York State Thruway at $28.05.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike calculator puts a price for a motorist in a two-axle vehicle at $95.30 for traveling from one end of the state to the other. For E-ZPass customers, the rate would be $47.
The study’s results likely do not come as a surprise to Pennsylvania residents, as the latest toll hike that came into effect on Jan. 3 increased the price for E-ZPass customers by six percent. Meanwhile, Toll by Plate customers saw an overall increase of a whopping 51 percent.
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