Greenway Repairs & Closures

Last updated Sep. 13, 2017 - 12:07 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 Matthew 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 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.

Project Milestones – Updated August 29, 2017

Design: Complete

Permitting: Complete

Bid Opening: August 22, 107 (Bridge 106); August 29, 2017 (Bridge 104)

Bid Award: Now

Construction: Completed Late Fall 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.

Stream restoration along the North Carolina Museum of Art’s Blue Loop Trail

The North Carolina Museum of Art is completing a stream restoration project designed to correct issues related to a tributary that flows into House Creek on the Museum’s campus. The design phase of this project has been completed and construction is anticipated to begin on September 13th, lasting until October 13th, 2017. The trail will remain open but the contractors will occasionally need to cross the greenway and will utilize signage and flaggers to direct traffic.

Construction work will occur Monday through Friday, from 7:30 am till 5:30 pm. This map shows the location of the construction. For questions related to this project, please contact Lydia Cleveland, Administrative Coordinator for the North Carolina Museum of Art, at 919-664-6742 or via e-mail at

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 Boulevard and Centennial Parkway with a parallel, multi-use path. Estimated completion of the Pullen Road extension is the Fall of 2017.

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

Engineering Services Department
Monday through Friday, 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. Work began on March 14, 2016 on a portion of the Crabtree Creek Greenway Trail. The work closed the trail until further notice. Additional closure information will be posted at impacted greenway entrances.

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

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