FORT RECOVERY — The village has been granted at least $1.3 million to construct a multi-use trail near the elementary/middle school and industrial park.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Transportation director Jack Marchbanks announced the village has been selected for a portion of its $51 million investment into traffic safety improvement projects. The dollars are being used to address an increased amount of crashes involving pedestrians and fatal roadway departures, according to a press release May 6.

Village administrator Randy Diller highlighted plans for the funding with Fort Recovery Village Council at its meeting Monday.

Plans call for an at least 6-foot-wide trail along Ohio 49 and Sharpsburg Road starting at the intersection on the southeastern part of the village. The trail will continue along Ohio 49 to Commerce Street. From Sharpsburg Road, it will travel to Flaler Road and create a path to Sweet Breeze Drive.

The trail’s purpose is for children to travel safely to Fort Recovery Elementary/Middle School and for pedestrians to safely walk to businesses along Ohio 49 or to the industrial park.

It’s a 90% matching grant, meaning the village will contribute a portion of the overall cost. Diller noted Monday that DeWine’s press release says the village has been allotted $1.3 million, although he referred to an email from ODOT stating the village would receive $190,000 for design, $248,000 for right-of-way and $1.4 million for construction.