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Toll increase means it'll cost more to get to Ocean City

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If you're planning to head to the beach at Ocean City next week, you should also plan to have a little more cash in your wallet to pay for crossing the Bay Bridge.Tolls for cars traveling across the bridge to Maryland's Eastern Shore will go up $2 starting Monday, July 1. The toll hikes are the second of two steps authorized in 2011 to pay for rehabilitating the Maryland Transportation Authority's bridges, tunnels and highways.The new cash toll rates for two-axle vehicles are: $6 for the Bay Bridge and the Route 301 Nice Bridge; $4 for the Key Bridge and Fort McHenry and Harbor tunnels; and $8 for I-95 (the JFK Highway) and the U.S. 40 Hatem Bridge.Maryland E-Z Pass customers receive a 10 percent discount from the cash toll rate.

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