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Atlantic City hosts open house on latest road plans, safe study

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Residents can get the latest on upcoming road improvements and details on the safety study at Atlantic Cape Community College's Worthington Campus next week.

The latest Public Information Center is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. next Wednesday on the campus at 1535 Bacharach Blvd.

Residents and local business owners can stop by at their convenience during the open-house style event.

They can review the following study and road improvement plans:

Safe Street for All

Atlantic City was awarded a Federal Safe Streets and Roads for All, or SS4A, planning grant to  develop an action plan that will identify, prioritize and recommend future roadway safety projects within the city. 

The city — along with the selected consultant, Michael Baker International Inc. — will review previously prepared planning studies, obtain public  input, evaluate crash data to identify problem areas, develop a suite of prioritized safety countermeasures appropriate for Atlantic City streets, and develop a list of projects to be  implemented to reduce crashes and improve roadway safety. 

The plan may include things like analyzing traffic signal timings at intersections, improved street lighting, roadway realignments, curb bump outs, high-visibility crosswalks, bikeways, trails and traffic-calming treatments. 

The recommendations focus on addressing issues like distracted driving, speeding, aggressive driving, roadway departure, head-on collisions and collisions involving pedestrians and bicyclists. 

Once complete, the Action Plan will allow Atlantic City to apply for U.S. Department of Transportation Implementation Grants to fund the construction of identified safety projects. 

More information and the public SS4A survey can be found at www.roadsafetyac.com.


Planned road improvements

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

Plans for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard include milling and paving the full width from Mediterranean Avenue to Route 30, upgrading ADA ramps, thermoplastic striping, and sidewalk and curb improvements where needed.

Grammercy Avenue

Grammercy Avenue will be paved from West Riverside Drive to Absecon Boulevard.

New Hampshire Avenue

New Hampshire Avenue will be paved from Parkside to the Boardwalk.

South Carolina Avenue

South Carolina Avenue will be paved from Atlantic to Arctic avenues.

Tennessee Avenue

Tennessee Avenue is to be paved from Atlantic Avenue to the Boardwalk.


The consulting engineers, along with city engineering staff, will be available to provide information and answer questions from the public. The public will then have the opportunity to comment on the plans.


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Lynda Cohen

Lynda Cohen founded BreakingAC after working as a local newspaper reporter for more than two decades. She is an NJPA award-winner and was a Stories of Atlantic City fellow.

Sunday, May 19, 2024
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