Route S4A was intended to connect Tuckerton in Ocean County to Atlantic City in Atlantic County, New Jersey, during the 1920s. The road’s construction would have significantly shortened the travel distance between North Jersey and Atlantic City, but it was never completed.
According to Jim Hughes, Bloustein School dean emeritus, the road would have been a major improvement for travelers from North Jersey, reducing the distance to Atlantic City. However, environmental concerns, the unpredictability of the Little Egg Inlet, and the onset of the Great Depression contributed to the project’s abandonment. Despite the road’s potential benefits, its impact on the environment and changing regulations ultimately prevented its construction, preserving the natural areas of South Jersey.