Atlantic City Awarded $1,130,000 Grant For Flood Protection Improvements
Atlantic City has been awarded a $1,130,000 grant for construction of the Atlantis Avenue Flood Gates as part of the Baltic Avenue Canal.
The grant comes from the United States Economic Development Administration, and is believed to be the first USEDA grant for Atlantic City.
The flood gates, combined with the Baltic Avenue Canal, will provide flood protection and stormwater drainage for a large portion of the city.
Atlantic City, with the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, has developed a storm mitigation plan that would provide $313 million in infrastructure improvements. Announcements for additional funding are expected in the next few months.
The Atlantis Avenue Flood Gate Project will provide in-ground pump chambers and tide gates to the Baltic Avenue Drainage Canal to move excess stormwater at time of severe tidal or storms. The control gates will prevent tidal water from entering the existing drainage canal. Stormwater from rainfall events will discharge through this structure at the end of the drainage canal at Atlantis Avenue into Beach Thorofare.