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Hammonton in Atlantic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Atlantic City Expressway

In Celebration of 50 Years

 
 
Atlantic City Expressway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 24, 2020
1. Atlantic City Expressway Marker
Inscription.  
Each flowering tree symbolizes a decade of achievement
Atlantic City Expressway
1964 - 2014

Construction of the Atlantic City Expressway began on August 1st, 1963. In one year's time it was opened to the traveling public at noon on July 31st, 1964 from the western terminus to the Garden State Parkway. Completion and operation of the entire highway from the western terminus into Atlantic City commenced on July 30th, 1965.

Enabling legislation in 1991 created the South Jersey Transportation Authority, successor to the New Jersey Expressway Authority and Atlantic County Transportation Authority. This legislation allowed for the advancement of transportation projects in southern New Jersey, including but not limited to the Atlantic City International Airport and the Atlantic City Brigantine Connector.

The impacts of the Atlantic City Expressway over the past half century on the economies of southern New Jersey is exemplified by the number of quality communities, retail development, industrial and commercial buildings which have sprung up in the areas immediately surrounding the Expressway.
Atlantic City Expressway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 24, 2020
2. Atlantic City Expressway Marker
Furthermore, growth in tourism has been astounding; every shore community and Atlantic City in particular have benefited from the Atlantic City Expressway.
 
Erected by South Jersey Transportation Authority.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceGovernment & PoliticsRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 39° 33.04′ N, 74° 44.203′ W. Marker is in Hammonton, New Jersey, in Atlantic County. Marker can be reached from Atlantic City Expressway 7.6 miles east of 12th Street (New Jersey Route 54), in the median. The marker is on the grounds of the Atlantic City Expressway Visitor Welcome Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20 Atlantic City Expy, Hammonton NJ 08037, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. World Trade Center (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Atlantic County Parks Along the Great Egg Harbor River (approx. 3.2 miles away); Welcome to Atlantic County's Park at Weymouth Furnace (approx. 3.2 miles away); Weymouth Furnace (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Roundhouse Museum (approx. 5.1 miles away); All Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.3 miles away); The Presbyterian Church Mays Landing (approx. 6.8 miles away); Colonel Richard Wescoat (approx. 6.8 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 24, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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