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Indiana’s gas tax hiked before 4th of July holiday

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- As drivers take to the roads this holiday weekend, a new Indiana law means it will cost them more to get to their destination.

Indiana's gas tax increased 10 cents a gallon on Saturday.

The hike will raise millions of dollars to repair and maintain roads as part of a 20-year plan.

Some drivers are concerned it will hurt travel as people hit the highways for the 4th of July.

“I filled up two days ago when it was like $2.02 back up in Columbus but I actually filled up again today and it was like $2.18,” Joey Leo, a driver headed to a lake near Evansville, said.

Others say with prices already relatively low it will not really be felt right away.

Two friends traveling on the holiday weekend say gas prices kept them from going to Florida so they decided to visit the Ark Encounter in Kentucky. 

“We chose this car to drive because of the gas and because it would have cost three times as much,” Carol Franklin said.

The pair think more funding for roads is needed but they do not enjoy paying more.

“You raise the tax, gas, on a holiday weekend that’s gonna cause some of the folks to not be able to go where they want to go especially on people with fixed incomes,” Franklin said.

AAA says more than 44 million American’s will travel for the 4th of July holiday and 85 percent will drive.

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Several new laws go into effect on Saturday in Indiana

Indiana gas prices to jump 10 cents per gallon

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