Greenway Repairs & Closures

Last updated Mar. 31, 2017 - 10:05 am

As greenways trails and structures age, maintenance and repairs are necessary. Due to the nature of this work, the trails will occasionally need to be closed to complete this work in an safe and efficient manner. Because the greenway trails often share space with other city infrastructure, there are times when other City Departments will have work that impacts the greenways and will result in temporary closures. This page provides the most up-to-date information on trail closures, repairs and detours. All trails should be assumed to be open unless otherwise noted here.

Crabtree Creek Greenway Closure from Atlantic Avenue to Capital Boulevard

Hurricane Mathew brought strong winds, heavy rain and major flooding to the Capital Area Greenway System, causing major damage to Bridge 106, on the Crabtree Creek Greenway, between Atlantic Avenue and Capital Boulevard. Damage to the bridge was severe, requiring its closure and complete replacement of a section of the bridge. This map shows the location of the closure. Demolition of the damaged bridge section is now complete and City staff are working as quickly as possible to complete surveying, design and construction. This process is anticipated to take approximately 12 months, allowing a new bridge to open by the Fall of 2017. As of January 23, 2017, Engineers are 90% complete with the boardwalk repair plans and City staff are awaiting submittal of the plans for review. Utility engineering and permitting are underway. For questions about these closures, please contact the City of Raleigh’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department at 919-996-3285.

Centennial Bikeway Connector Trail Closure

Construction of the Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral has required the permanent closing of the Centennial Bikeway Connector Trail between Western Boulevard and Centennial Parkway. This map shows the location of the closed section of the trail. While this closure is permanent, the Pullen Road extension project will replace the trail connection between Western Blvd and Centennial Parkway with a parallel, multi-use path. Estimated completion of the Pullen Road extension is fall 2017.

For questions about the Pullen Road extension project, please contact the following:

Engineering Services Department
M-F, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm - 919-996-3030

Walnut Creek Trail Detour between Gorman Street and Trailwood Drive

A temporary detour has been placed along the Walnut Creek Trail, between Gorman Street and Trailwood Drive, to accommodate the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s replacement of the Trailwood Drive bridge over Walnut Creek. Beginning on April 11, 2016, this section of the Walnut Creek Trail is anticipated to be closed for approximately 13 months. During this time, a detour will be provided along Gorman Street and Avent Ferry Road, connecting sections of the Walnut Creek Trail on the east and west sides of Trailwood Bridge replacement project. Please see map for details.

Crabtree Creek Trail - Detour (Alleghany Dr.)

The Public Utilities Department (CORPUD) is making capacity improvements to gravity interceptors in the Crabtree Basin Service Area of the City's wastewater collection system. Preliminary work on the Yadkin Drive tunnel and the 440 tunnel is underway. Beginning on March 14, 2016, part of the Crabtree Creek Greenway Trail will be closed to accommodate construction. This closure is anticipated to end in late February of 2017. Additional closure information will be posted at impacted greenway entrances.

During this closure, the Crabtree Creek Trail will be detoured along Alleghany Drive (east of 440) for approximately 0.25 miles. Please see map for details. Signs will be posted along the detour route. For additional updates on the project please check the project website

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