The Galway County Council is due to begin works on providing additional paths at Carrowmanagh, Oughterard.
The paths will link up to the existing paths network and improve the access for students and residents walking to and from both national and secondary schools and the estates in the area.
The news has been welcomed by Independent councillor Thomas Welby.
“These works will greatly contribute to the safety of the students and residents using this particular section of road”, he said. “I wish to publicly thank the landowner who contributed the land to allow this very desirable project to proceed