Greenway Repairs & Closures

Last updated Jul. 07, 2017 - 3:17 pm

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 Closures from Atlantic Avenue to Raleigh Boulevard

Hurricane Mathew brought strong winds, heavy rain and major flooding to the Capital Area Greenway System, causing major damage to Bridges 104 and 106, on the Crabtree Creek Greenway, between Atlantic Avenue and Raleigh Boulevard. Damage to the bridges was severe, requiring their closure and complete replacement of along certain sections. This map shows the location of the closures. City staff are working as quickly as possible to complete surveying, design and construction of these two bridge structures. This process is anticipated to take approximately 12 months, allowing new bridges to open by the Fall of 2017. For questions about this or other closures, please contact the City of Raleigh’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department at 919-996-3285.

Temporary Closure of Section of Crabtree Creek (East) Greenway Trail

Emergency sewer repairs will require the temporary closure of the portion of the Crabtree Greenway Trail between New Bern Ave and Holston Ln. This temporary closure will take place from July 17, 2017 until September 7, 2017. This map shows the location of the closed section of Greenway. For questions, please contact the following:


City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department
M-F, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - 919-996-3476
After hours - 919-996-3504

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 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - 919-996-3030

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 will continue until further notice. 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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