Toll-paying traffic on the Atlantic City Expressway is up 6.5% in the first quarter of 2022 over the same period last year, while the number of passengers using Atlantic City International Airport is up 69%, according to the South Jersey Transportation Authority.

“The authority continues on an upward trend in all major categories including toll revenue, toll paying traffic, parking revenue, ridership statistics and passengers at the Atlantic City International Airport,” SJTA Executive Director Stephen F. Dougherty said at a Wednesday board meeting.

Dougherty also reported that planning and design are ongoing for the expressway widening project, which will create three lanes in each direction from milepost 31.6 to the end of the expressway at milepost 44.2. Read More from Press of Atlantic City.