OUR Lady of the Angels Primary is counting its blessings it was among the first to get a footpath under the new The Hills Shire Plan.
The Hills Council plan includes $8.075 million for the construction of about 47 kilometres of footpaths throughout The Hills over a four-year period.
"We're absolutely delighted," principal Eva La Rocca said with reference to the footpath council built on Withers Road, Kellyville — around the corner from her school.
Stage 1 of the path stretches to Smalls Creek Bridge.
Ms La Rocca said she shared the concerns of Lauren Walker — the mother behind Facebook page "More footpaths needed in the Hills".
In July, The Hills News reported Ms Walker as saying pedestrians were walking "dangerously" on nearby Mile End and Commercial roads, Rouse Hill.
Others weighed in online, saying footpaths were needed on Green, Windsor, President and Withers roads, Kellyville, and on Malonga Avenue, Kellyville.
Our Lady's captain and vice captain, Aaron Hubble and Maya Edwards respectively, are among those who walk to school from Rouse Hill — part way on the road.
"Near the Milford Road roundabout there's no walking part and we have to walk onto the side of the road," Aaron said.
Ms La Rocca said she was optimistic that a portion of the road would be paved next.
On Wednesday a council spokesman told the News "this is the last week of the project, with line marking of the road being organised and a clean up of the area under way".
He said council teams would return to construct a concrete path once a fence was installed.
Council's ranking criteria for footpaths gives highest priority to location, specifically if the area is within 500 metres of a school with more than 100 students or 500 metres of a major sporting complex.
Our Lady has 330 pupils enrolled.