WILDWOOD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – There’s a long walk to the water, but beginning this summer, some beach-goers will be allowed to park right on the sand.
A new tunnel was built under the boardwalk at Baker Avenue to give cars access in Wildwood, New Jersey.READ MORE: Third Stimulus Check: How Could The Economic Relief Package Put More Money In Your Pocket?
It will cost $10 dollars a day to park, but only 4-wheel- and all-wheel drive vehicles will be allowed.READ MORE: Bronx Students Receive Free Laptops For School; 'Tens Of Thousands' Still In Need, Borough President Says
“It’s an empty space, the city needs the revenue and it helps bring additional people to the community because they are closer to the water,” said Mayor Ernie Troiano.MORE NEWS: Judge Esther Salas Returns To Bench More Than 7 Months After Son Killed, Husband Wounded In Attack
One local business owner says the extra money should be used to fix the crumbling boardwalk.