Work is to begin this week on a footpath for the old railway line crossing at Vicar Street in Tuam.
It was announced in June that Irish Rail was giving the county council permission to use a piece of land along the railway to install a footpath at the crossing after concerns from local parents about road
Galway East TD Seán Canney has said that the county council has now confirmed all the agreements with Irish Rail over the land and is ready to begin work this week.
“I am delighted that this work is going ahead following concerns about safety for those crossing the line,” Deputy Canney said.
“It means there will be a new footpath from the Galway Road side into Tuam town centre, providing safe access for pedestrians and students attending the new Gaelscoil.”
He added that it would also provide improved lines of sight for traffic at the junction of Vicar Street and Liam Mellows Street.