Work is under way on a pedestrian and cycle path to link the developing Inverness Campus with the neighbouring retail park.
Campus developer Highlands and Islands Enterprise said that the path, which will be nearly 10ft wide, will provide access to the campus from the north for pedestrians and cyclists.
The plan includes upgrading an existing bridge over the Inverness-Perth railway line which separates the campus from the retail park.
The bridge had fallen into disrepair but now work has started to bring it back into use.
Alness-based building contractor Pat Munro have won the £40,500 contract to carry out the work, with the new path network due to be ready for use by this October.
The £100million campus was officially opened in May this year with the flagship new Inverness College building due to open to students this month.
The new path will tie into a network of other routes designed by HIE to link the new campus with the rest of the city.
The route will run from the southern end of the retail park before crossing the railway.
It will also tie into the other newly built cycle path which runs over the Golden Bridge before following Millburn Road into the city centre.
HIE plans to install cycle counters, similar to the one already in use on Millburn Road on the latest path to the retail park.
A spokeswoman for HIE said: “Inverness Campus will be a nationally and internationally significant location for business, research and education. The development includes more than 30 acres of new parkland and a range of facilities for use by the general public.
“It is as much a place for the local community as it is for those studying, living and working on campus.
“HIE is committed to investing in pedestrian and cycle access across the area, making the campus accessible to the surrounding community and to the rest of the city.”
Highland Council granted planning permission for the path network last year.
The HIE spokeswoman said: “This work will involve upgrading Drumrosach Bridge over the railway line, creating a path link to the retail park. The path will be for use by pedestrians and cyclists only.”