McDonald seeking sidewalk money

McDONALD — Village officials took a first step toward providing extra safety for pupils in kindergarten through grade eight who use a busy street to walk or ride their bicycles to school.

Village council agreed Wednesday to try to obtain a portion of a $3 million federal Safe Route to School grant through the Ohio Department of Transportation.

If granted, the funds would be used to build sidewalks and install sewers on parts of McDonald and Iowa avenues as well as one side of Sixth Street, Councilman Richard Harvey said.

He was unable to provide a cost estimate for the project.

Many pupils going to and from Roosevelt Elementary School and McDonald High School walk on busy McDonald Avenue and the sidewalks will make it safer for them, Harvey said.

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