NEW JERSEY (PIX11) – New Jersey’s gas tax is set to go up this weekend by nearly a penny per gallon.

The state will collect just more than 42 cents per gallon and more than 49 cents on diesel starting Sunday.

The increase makes it the seventh-highest rate in the country.

A state law enacted in 2016 requires the rate to be adjusted each October to ensure funding for infrastructure improvements.

Erin Pflaumer is a digital content producer from Long Island who has covered both local and national news since 2018. She joined PIX11 in 2023. See more of her work here.