The 2 cent increase is part of the “Keep Oregon Moving” legislation that passed in 2017.
That brings the gas tax for Oregonians to 36 cents a gallon.
The two cent increases will occur again in 2022 and 2024.
According to the state, nearly $60 million dollars will be raised through the increases, which will be divided between ODOT, Oregon counties and cities.
The money will go towards road improvements across the state.
NBC5 News reporter Mariah Mills is a Medford native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor’s Degree in journalism. She also minored in sociology.
In school, she covered Oregon athletics for the student-run television station, Duck TV. When she’s not reporting, she’s reading, hiking and rooting for her favorite teams, the Seattle Seahawks and the Oregon Ducks.