(KCEN) -- A $430,000 sidewalk safety project nearly three years in the making broke ground yesterday in Troy.
It's all to keep middle school students safe as the walk to and from campus.
The sidewalk will stretch about a half a mile from Troy Middle School to Church Street.
The funding comes from a federal Safe Around School program, meaning it's at no cost to taxpayers.
Troy Mayor Michael Morgan said, "Drivers aren't always extremely careful. And so what we want to do is make sure that the kids are safe, that they've got a good place to walk."
Troy hopes to eventually extend the sidewalk past I-35 and into the city.
This project is expected to be complete within the next four months.