Upgrading works have begun on the Great Southern Greenway in Limerick.
This follows the signing of contracts between Limerick City and County Council and Roadbridge Limited.
The works involve the replacement of 20 farm crossing gate sets along the 39 kilometre route, which originally catered more for walkers than cyclists.
The current Great Southern Greenway runs for 39km from Rathkeale to the Kerry border near Abbeyfeale.
Kerry County Council is currently looking at the potential of extending the Great Southern Greenway to Listowel and hopefully onto Tralee in the future.