Atlantic City Announces Infrastructure Improvements! While Atlantic City’s casino’s may be fighting to stay competitive, which has some residents concerned over the future of the southern New Jersey hotspot, the local and state government have been investing an endless supply of capital into the city’s infrastructure. According to the Associated General Contractors of America’s (AGC of America) New Jersey branch Atlantic City will receive over $60 million in infrastructure improvements designed to protect the cities roads, buildings and walkways from flooding. The investment was announced by the city’s Planning Director Elizabeth Terenik on the 25th of July and should provide local contractors with plenty of employment opportunities over the next few months.
After laying out the details of the project at a monthly public forum at the Atlantic City Free Public Library Terenik seemed ecstatic about the news.
“It’s great news, because investing in infrastructure is necessary for any economic growth we experience,” the director said in a statement to Press of Atlantic City.
Listed below are a few of the projects announced by the AGC of America from the largest investment to the smallest.
- $50 million to reinforce the seawall and boardwalk from Rhode Island Avenue to Gardner’s Basin
- $6.3 million to restore the Baltic Avenue Canal which currently runs underground from Rhode Island Avenue to Georgia Avenue
- $4.8 million will be invested in a flood mitigation project at the Sunset Avenue Bulkhead
- $1.7 million in boardwalk improvements by the Public Works Department
- $1.1 million to pave Maryland Avenue from Brigantine Blvd. to Pacific Avenue
- $1 million to pave Arctic Avenue from Indiana Ave to Delaware Ave
- $964,000 to pave Pacific Avenue
- $450,000 for a flood mitigation project at Massachusetts Avenue
- $289,000 to pave Marmora Avenue from Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd to Pacific Ave
- $276,200 to pave Pacific Avenue
- $200,000 stabilization project of the waterfront at South Boulevard (Chelsea Heights)
- $200,000 in repairs to the Flood Texas Avenue Bulkhead
Other projects were listed, but we were unable to get investment numbers for those projects. Be sure to keep your eyes on the developments in Atlantic City as there should be plenty of employment opportunities over the next few months.