Casinos sue to stop narrowing of Atlantic City roadway

Casinos sue to stop narrowing of Atlantic City roadway

Article brief provided by NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
  • Eric Conklin, NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
December 26, 2023 8:56 PM
  • Eric Conklin, NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

As Atlantic City begins to institute its long-sought-after road diet project on Atlantic Avenue, a group of casinos and a medical company are suing to halt the work.

AtlantiCare joined a handful of casinos – including Resorts Casino Hotel, Caesars and Tropicana – in suing the city last Thursday as the roadway begins to shrink.

The lawsuit was filed because of concerns that decreasing Atlantic Avenue, one of the city’s longest roadways, from four lanes to two will harm the casinos and limit access to AtlantiCare’s hospital.

Meanwhile, city officials are proceeding with the project. Mayor Marty Small Sr. has considered the project necessary to reduce the number of vehicular accidents involving pedestrians.