Councillors have agreed to spend an additional £73,183 from the Inverness common good fund on improvements to bridges at the Ness Islands amenity area.
Previously, works on paths, bridges, banks and trees were estimated at £225,000. The exra sum, approved by the city committee, is required to complete repairs.
Amenities manager south with the the council’s community services departyment, Debbie Sutton, also informed members of the £22,039 tree works that had been completed.
She said: “A large tree has been felled and converted into a seating area which has proven a popular attraction with the public.
“Seven trees in total have been removed from the Ness Islands, with 220 pruned and maintained. The whole area has been surveyed for bats and roosting birds.”
Path repairs costing £54,015 will start at the end of this month. Riverbank erosion works costing £52,870 will start after that to accommodate the salmon smolt run.
The additional funding will enable £169,259 works on the bridges to be carried out in conjunction with the bank erosion work.
City provost Helen Carmichael said: “The Ness Islands are not only a through route for crossing the river but a much-loved destination in their own right.
“Members are pleased to see works progressing on this natural asset and are assured that local ward members will be kept updated as the works progress further.”