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.READ MORE: Montgomery County Officer Grazed By Bullet During Philly’s 4th Of July Fireworks Feels ‘Lucky’ To Walk Away From Incident
The project is estimated to cost $60 million.READ MORE: Derek Chauvin To Be Sentenced Thursday On Federal Charges
“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.MORE NEWS: All Adoption Fees $5 At Philadelphia PSPCA This Saturday
The city also announced funding for street repaving projects and the preservation of a historic firehouse.