As if traveling around New Jersey wasn't expensive enough already: it may cost more to cross the Delaware Memorial Bridge soon.

Meetings and discussions will be held in December, but the proposal calls for a $5 car toll (with trucks paying an additional $2 per axle).

The reason for the increase? They're hoping to fund the bridge's current and future projects. Those projects will cost the Delaware River and Bay Authority about $440 million over the span of five years.

Projects include things like a ship collision protection system, steel work repairs, paint removal and re-coating and more. The Delaware River and Bay Authority is halfway through a ten year completion program.

The public will have a chance to weigh on on the proposal at two upcoming meetings. Details and locations of the meetings can be found here.

If approved, cars and trucks that cross the Delaware Memorial Bridge will see the increased prices March 1, 2019.

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