Phase 2 of the $24 million “road diet” got the green light in Atlantic City after a judge failed to find that decreasing the number of traffic lanes from four to two on Atlantic Avenue would do any harm.
AtlantiCare and Atlantic City casinos filed a New Jersey lawsuit in December asking Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Michael J. Blee for an injunction to halt work.
Blee denied the injunction on Dec. 22, and ruled on Jan. 26 that there was no evidence Phase 1 of the project had proven to be an impediment. He ruled that Phase 2 could continue.
The project aims to rebuild Atlantic Avenue and synchronize traffic lights for better traffic flow.