DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – More than $8.4 million in federal grants is going to fund road improvements and other transportation infrastructure across the City of Beavercreek.

The funding was awarded to the city through the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission. These funds will serve to enable the reconstruction, repaving, and improvement of several major roadways, according to a release.

“That will help with pedestrian traffic, that will help with road flooding if we address storm water in that area as well,” Beavercreek City Manager Pete Landrum said. “People hate traffic congestion and a lot of these improvements are focused on congestion as well as public safety.”

Seven projects will benefit from these grants. These funds will enable the city to widen portions of Beaver Valley Road, Indian Ripple Road, Kemp Road, and Shakertown Road and resurface North Fairfield Road and Pentagon Boulevard.

The total cost for all seven projects is $14.2 million. More than half that cost will covered by the grants, and the city will match the grants to cover the remaining costs.

Landrum said the work is made possible due to streets levy passed by voters in November.

“Without the levy local dollars, we wouldn’t have been able to apply or receive the federal grants because with that, we’re able to leverage those levy dollars,” Landrum said.

These projects will be carried out over the next three to five years, Landrum said. The Beavercreek engineering division will oversee the work.