Atlantic City Boardwalk Reconstruction Project Hits Next Stage

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -

Mayor Don Guardian, officials with the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, and other state and local representatives gathered in Atlantic City on Thursday, October 12th, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to launch phase 2 of the Atlantic City Boardwalk reconstruction project.

Officials say the next step in the project will not only help Atlantic City's Boardwalk continue to thrive, but it will also help protect residents from future tropical storms.

"We didn't just build a boardwalk," says Guardian. "The reason it took 18 months is because they brought in enough boulders that if they were stacked on top of each other, they would be larger than Mt. Everest itself."

Phase two of the reconstruction project will extend the Boardwalk from Madison to Melrose avenues and is part of a $50 million project to extend the Boardwalk all the way to Gardner's Basin.

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