A £500,000 project is underway to improve a section of the Erewash Canal towpath-giving residents a clean and green route to Ilkeston's shops and businesses.
The Canal and River Trust, the charity that cares for 2,000 miles of historic waterways in England and Wales, has begun work on a one mile stretch between Potters Lock and Awsworth Road Bridge (Barkers Lock).
This is the latest stretch of towpath to be improved, with the five mile section from Long Eaton to Hallam Fields being revamped in recent years.
Fundraising for the project has come from Derbyshire County Council and the Canal and River Trust. The improvements are expected to be completed by April 2016 and the towpath along this section will be closed throughout the works.