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$21 Million Atlantic Avenue Improvement Project Underway

Screen Shot 2022-07-24 at 22.34.29The project began in the 100-unit block of Atlantic Avenue. (image courtesy of Google maps)


ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Phase I of the Atlantic Avenue Improvement Project – also known as the “Road Diet” – began July 20, 2022, at Maine and Atlantic Avenues.

The project will reduce lanes along Atlantic Avenue from four to two with a bike lane added on each side of the street. Other highlights of the project include freshly paved roads, brand new sidewalks, streetscaping, synchronized traffic lights at each intersection, improved lighting and the installation of fiberoptic.

“Studies show that Atlantic Avenue is one of the most dangerous streets in America between fatalities and everything else,” said Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small, Sr. “I couldn’t be happier as Mayor as we embark on this historic journey to improve Atlantic Avenue.”

“This project will not just improve the quality of life for the residents, but safety as well, which is paramount,” said City Engineer Uzo Ahiarakwe. “Everything we do, safety is very important.”

Phase I of the Atlantic Avenue Improvement Project is from Maine to Tennessee Avenue. The start was delayed until now as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

“We’re moving as fast as we can,” said Ahiarakwe. “We’re going to try to do it in a timely manner so that by next year we can also start Phase II of the project.”

Atlantic City received $21 million dollars between State and Federal funding for this project.