SUGARCREEK TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) - Work is expected to start next week on a new path to create a safer route for students walking along a busy road after school.
Currently Bellbrook Middle School students walk along Feedwire Road after school to get to their practice fields where Feedwire turns into Upper Bellbrook Road.
Feedwire has a 45 mph speed limit and there's no path on which to walk.
Using $1.2 million in funding from the Ohio Department of Transportation's Safe Routes to School program, Sugarcreek Township will put in a path for students to walk on from the Middle School to the fields.
One of our goals is to protect what's valuable in Sugarcreek Township and that's what we're doing," says Trustee Nadine Daugherty.
Other paths will be added in future years connecting the schools with downtown Bellbrook.
"I think this pathway will connect our neighborhoods together," says Trustee Mike Pittman. "You'll see people using it for recreation."
The initial path is expected to be finished in early October. The other paths will be completed over the next few years.
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