By CBS3 Staff

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBS) – Part of the Atlantic City Boardwalk will be reconstructed thanks in part to a federal grant. The U.S. Economic Development Authority has awarded the city $6 million. 

The mayor’s office says the city plans to replace a section of the boardwalk that is more than 100 years old.

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The project is estimated to cost $60 million.

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“Six million isn’t going to get the whole thing done, but that’s a start and cost Atlantic City residents no money at all,” Mayor Marty Small Jr. said.

The funding came from the American Rescue Plan.

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The city also announced funding for street repaving projects and the preservation of a historic firehouse.