The New Milford Town Council has approved $70,000 to design sidewalks along Route 7. The money is part of a $400,000 local match required by a $1.8 million federal grant. The Plan of Conservation and Development identifies 8 miles of roadway from the High School to Bridge Street for sidewalks. The Newstimes reports that officials may be looking at the 5-and-a-half mile stretch near the Community Center and Picket District Road where there have been 7 pedestrians hit in the last 10 years. The New Milford Board of Finance must approve the funding as well. The town requires sidewalks for new development and redevelopment on Route 7.