(News/Talk 1480 WHBC) – With gas prices in the Canton area as high as $2.70 on Friday, drivers are reminded that they’ll be experiencing even more pain at the pump come Monday.
July 1st is when the state’s new gas tax increase will go into effect.
Beginning Monday, you’ll be paying an additional 10.5 cents on a gallon of gas and an additional 19 cents for diesel.
With the increase, the state’s gas tax will be 38.5 cents a gallon.
The gas tax goes to maintaining and fixing the state’s roads and bridges.
The increase could have hurt your wallet even more.
Governor Mike DeWine originally wanted an 18 cent hike in the gas tax, saying anything less would put Ohioans in danger because not enough roads and bridges would be repaired.