Honeycutt Creek Greenway and East Fork Mine Creek Greenway

Last updated Mar. 29, 2017 - 2:51 pm
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Greenway
  • The 2003 & 2007 Parks and Greenway Bond Referendums included $4 million in funding for the design and construction of this greenway segment.
  • Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources (Lead)
  • WSP-Sells, Inc.
  • Alpha & Omega Group
  • GeoTechnologies
  • Rifenburg Construction Inc.
  • City of Raleigh (Partner)
  • US Army Corps of Engineers (Partner)
  • NC Wildlife Resource Commission (Partner)

Current Activity

Trail Dedication!
Honeycutt Creek and East Fork Mine Creek Trails
March 24, 2015, 5:30 PM
Honeycutt Park - 1032 Clear Creek Farm Rd

Summary

Citizen Advisory Council (CAC) District: North

The Honeycutt Creek Greenway is approximately 5.6 miles in length. From the south it connects to the existing East Fork Mine Creek Trail at Longstreet Drive; continues upstream along East Fork Mine Creek from Newton Road through the Summerfield North neighborhood to Strickland Road; crosses midblock along Strickland Road between Running Cedar Trail and Carriage Tour Lane; continues through the Bent Tree neighborhood along a tributary to Honeycutt Creek; continues through an existing pedestrian tunnel underneath I-540 and through Honeycutt Park; continues along Honeycutt Road to the Durant Road intersection; at Durant and Honeycutt Roads the trail transitions to an unpaved natural surface trail that connects to the existing unpaved South Shore Trail (Mountains-To-Sea Trail) at Falls Lake Recreation Area adjacent to Raven Ridge Road.

Approximately 3/4 mile from the intersection of Durant and Honeycutt Rd, the unpaved trail enters US Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE) land which is managed by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission. Seasonal bow hunting occurs on this section of trail up to Raven Ridge Rd. Trail users should either wear bright colored clothing or use the orange vest provided at both entrances to the USACOE land. Please be sure to return the vest in the bins provided. Signs are posted indicating that "You Are Now Entering Game Lands Managed By NC Wildlife Resources Commission." Kiosk signs are also provide with maps highlighting these areas.

Schedule

Project schedule with dates and descriptions
DateDescription
December 4, 2012City Council approved construction bid award to Rifenburg Construction Inc.
Spring 2013Start Construction
March 2015End Construction
March 24, 2015, 5:30 PM, Honeycutt ParkGrand Opening

History

The Capital Area Greenway Master Plan, which was first adopted by City Council in 1976, includes over 270 miles of stream corridors identified for protection and the development of greenway trails. A greenway trail has been constructed along the Mine Creek corridor north from Crabtree Creek around Shelley Lake and further north along the East Fork of Mine Creek to Longstreet Dr. The Honeycutt Creek Greenway Project includes a trail along the remaining portion of East Fork Mine Creek Mine Creek to Strickland Rd. The Honeycutt Creek section continues north to Raven Ridge Rd.

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