Hughes – What if the road from Tuckerton to Atlantic City was built?

September 26, 2023

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.

The Press of Atlantic City, September 24, 2023


Recent Posts

Sophia Jones, Committed to Cultural Competence

Sophia Jones, PhD, has been a Public Health part-time lecturer at the Bloustein School since 2016. She was recently featured on "Meet the People of Rutgers." Sophia Jones, Committed to Cultural Competence Jeff Arban/Rutgers University The Basics Title: Program...

Upcoming Events

Event Series CAREERS

Career Virtual Drop-ins


Bloustein Career Development Specialists Cheryl Egan and Andrea Garrido will be in a Zoom Room on Monday's beginning January 22, 2024 (excluding holidays and spring break) to answer questions, provide […]