Atlantic City Boardwalk Upgrade, Repair Complete

David Madden
May 25, 2018 - 1:27 pm

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (KYW Newsradio) -- It took several years to complete, but the repairs to the northern end of the Atlantic City boardwalk are now finished, and officials ceremoniously reopened the inlet section of the span to the public.

At first the Army Corps was only going to erect a seawall here. Then Sandy hit, destroying what had been a deteriorating section of boardwalk.

Now all that's been replaced and Mayor Frank Gilliam is thrilled with the result.

"This place had basically been resurrected or restructure many times. But naturally over time you become to get better at what you do," Gilliam said. "I think that we have the best seawall and the best design of that any shore community has."

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That comes with a $52 million price tag, most of which comes from Washington.

Retiring Congressman Frank LoBiondo received a commemorative piece of this boardwalk to honor his efforts to get the project done.

"Part of what we did when we put that together was to make sure that we had a pot of money that would take care of the needs that were really dramatically affected by Sandy in so many different ways and this is just a great example of what that was all about." LoBiondo said.

If you walk to the very end of the boardwalk in the Inlet, you will find a temporary ramp that will allow you to get off the span. That was put in at the request of the Boardwalk Committee.

A permanent ramp is said to be part of the final phase of construction which is still to come.​