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Greenway Closures, Detours and Alerts

Last updated Oct. 21, 2019 - 10:19 am
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The City of Raleigh has 117 miles of greenway trails. In order to maintain high-quality greenway trails for our citizens, the system needs regular maintenance and care. That care sometimes results in closures and/or detours. The below sections provide an up-to-date picture of where repairs, detours, and closures are happening on the greenway to provide you with the best greenway trail experience possible. 

It is important for citizens to be able to use the 

It is important for citizens to be able to use the greenways for recreation, commuting, exercise, and play. The City of Raleigh staff works hard to keep greenways safe and open. 

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Greenway corridors protect environmentally sensitive areas that can be prone to flooding. To provide public access to nature, greenway trails are planned in these corridors where appropriate. Keeping this in mind, flooding can occur unexpectedly on the trail.

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Crabtree Creek Trail Closure between Wake Forest Road and Kiwanis Park, Between Mile Markers 8 and 8.5

The Crabtree Creek Trail is closed between Wake Forest Road and Kiwanis Park, between mile markers 8 and 8.5. The trail is anticipated to re-open November 15, 2019, contingent on weather conditions. This map shows the location of the closure and recommended detour.

The City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department (COPUD) is making capacity improvements to gravity interceptors in the Crabtree Basin Service Area of the City's wastewater collection system. Please visit the Crabtree Pipeline Project website for more information on this project. This work, which began in March 2018, requires periodic closures to segments of the Crabtree Creek Trail as well as to other trails that tie into the Crabtree Creek Trail.

For questions about this closure and related sewer work, please contact City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at 919-996-3511.

Crabtree Creek Trail Closure from Rothgeb Drive and Lassiter Mills Road, Between Mile Markers 9.5 and 10

The Crabtree Creek Trail is closed between Rothgeb Dr. and Lassiter Mills Rd., between mile markers 9.5 and 10. The trail is anticipated to re-open in May 30, 2020, contingent on weather conditions. This map shows the location of the closure. Due to existing road closures and limited connectivity in the area, a detour is not available during this closure.

The City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department (COPUD) is making capacity improvements to gravity interceptors in the Crabtree Basin Service Area of the City's wastewater collection system. Please visit the Crabtree Pipeline Project website for more information on this project. This work, which began in March 2018, requires periodic closures to segments of the Crabtree Creek Trail as well as to other trails that tie into the Crabtree Creek Trail.

For questions about this closure and related sewer work, please contact City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at 919-996-3511.

Crabtree Creek Trail Closure from Marlowe Road to Anderson Drive, Between Mile Markers 8 and 9

The City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department (COPUD) is making capacity improvements to gravity interceptors in the Crabtree Basin Service Area of the City's wastewater collection system. Please visit the Crabtree Pipeline Project website for more information on this project. This work, which began in March 2018, requires periodic closures to segments of the Crabtree Creek Trail as well as to other trails that tie into the Crabtree Creek Trail.

The Crabtree Creek Trail is closed between Marlowe Road and Anderson Drive, between mile markers 8 and 9. The trail is anticipated to re-open in October 2019, contingent on weather conditions. This map shows the location of the closure. Due to existing road closures and limited connectivity in the area, a detour is not available during this closure.

For questions about this closure and related sewer work, please contact City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at 919-996-3511.

Crabtree Creek Trail Closure from Rothgeb Drive to Marlowe Road, Between Mile Markers 9 and 10

The City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department (COPUD) is making capacity improvements to gravity interceptors in the Crabtree Basin Service Area of the City's wastewater collection system. Please visit the Crabtree Pipeline Project website for more information on this project. This work, which began in March 2018, requires periodic closures to segments of the Crabtree Creek Trail as well as to other trails that tie into the Crabtree Creek Trail. Beginning on Monday, July. 29th, 2019, the Crabtree Creek Trail will be closed between Rothgeb Drive and Marlowe Road, between mile markers 9 and 10. This segment of the Crabtree Creek trail is anticipated to remain closed till the end of 2019, contingent on weather conditions. This map shows the location of the closure.
For questions about this closure and related sewer work, please contact City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at 919-996-3511.
The City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department (COPUD) is making capacity improvements to gravity interceptors in the Crabtree Basin Service Area of the City's wastewater collection system. Please visit the Crabtree Pipeline Project website for more information on this project. This work, which began in March 2018, requires periodic closures to segments of the Crabtree Creek Trail as well as to other trails that tie into the Crabtree Creek Trail. Beginning on Monday, July. 29th, 2019, the Crabtree Creek Trail will be closed between Rothgeb Drive and Marlowe Road, between mile markers 9 and 10. This segment of the Crabtree Creek trail is anticipated to remain closed till the end of 2019, contingent on weather conditions. This map shows the location of the closure.

For questions about this closure and related sewer work, please contact City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at 919-996-3511.

Crabtree Creek Trail Detour along North Hills Drive and Mine Creek Trail, Mile Marker 12.5

The City of Raleigh has closed the Crabtree Creek Trail at mile marker 12 between the trail access at North Hills Drive and the Mine Creek Trail and Crabtree Creek Trail intersection. This map shows the location of the closed section of trail and the detour on North Hills Drive. High levels of rain and stormwater runoff caused excessive erosion and damage to the streambank supporting the retaining wall adjacent to Crabtree Creek and has made this section of the Crabtree Creek Greenway hazardous for public access. These photos are of the retaining wall in its failing condition.

The detour follows the south side of North Hills Drive for a half-mile and connect to the Mine Creek Trail access. Trail users can continue north, across North Hills Drive to Shelly Lake Park, or south, along the Mine Creek Trail, to reconnect with the Crabtree Creek Trail at the “Z” Bridge, structure #37.

The City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department (PRCR) advertised the construction bid for the Crabtree Creek Greenway Retaining Walls project, #274-PR-CrabtreeWalls-112718, on Nov. 27, 2018. Three bids were received and opened on Feb. 12. The lowest, most responsive, responsible bidder was Intercoastal Marine, LLC.

Schedule

  • Spring 2019- Execute construction contract
  • Summer 2019- Start construction
  • January 2020 - Estimated construction completion

For questions about this this project or closure please contact David Bender at 919-996-4798.

The City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department (PRCR) advertised the construction bid for the Crabtree Creek Greenway Retaining Walls project, #274-PR-CrabtreeWalls-112718, on Nov. 27, 2018. Three bids were received and opened on Feb. 12. The lowest, most responsive, responsible bidder was Intercoastal Marine, LLC.
Schedule
Date Description
Spring 2019 Execute Construction Contract
Summer 2019 Start Construction
Winter 2020 Estimated Construction Completi

Crabtree Creek Closure Between Capital Boulevard and Atlantic Avenue at Mile Marker 7

The City of Raleigh has closed a section of the Crabtree Creek Trail between Capital Boulevard and Mile Marker 7. This map shows the location of the closed section of trail. Boardwalk structure #106 was constructed as part of the Middle Crabtree Creek Greenway project, in 2003. The original boardwalk construction incorporated standard timber pile construction, typical of boardwalk design/construction, and is consistent with methods applied to other boardwalk structures constructed throughout the Capital Area Greenway System. At the time of the original construction, the eastern streambank of Crabtree Creek along structure #106 provided adequate stability to support timber pilings with concrete base installations. Since the completion of this project, the stream banks of Crabtree Creek in this section have become significantly eroded which has caused scouring of the concrete pier footers, exposing them and subsequently leading to structure failure.

In April 2018, two short sections of structure #106 were damaged and repaired as a result of several storm events, including Hurricane Matthew. Due to the continuous scouring of Crabtree Creek’s stream banks along this section of trail, the design and construction methods used in this repair incorporated steel pilings imbedded into bedrock rather than timber piles and footers. With the potential for continued scouring, steel piles embedded into bedrock was the best approach. This is an improved design to the original method of construction. Since the April 2018 repair, structure 106 has experienced two additional areas of extensive damage due to storm events, continued stream bank erosion and surface water run-off from adjoining properties. The April 2018 repair was not compromised as a result of the most recent events.

City staff is currently evaluating designs, construction costs and funding sources to repair the existing boardwalk as well alternative alignments that would utilize Ratchford Road. Staff is working as quickly as possible to ensure that necessary repairs occur in a timely fashion, allowing the Crabtree Creek Trail to safely open in the shortest amount of time possible.

Estimated Schedule

  • Summer 2020 - Complete Design
  • Summer 2020 - Bid/advertise bid for construction
  • Spring 2021 - Complete construction

Park staff will be presenting project updates at the Atlantic and Northeast Citizen Advisory Council (CAC) meetings and at the August 20th City Council Meeting.
Staff will be available to address questions and concerns during the following CAC meetings:
Northeast CAC, August 8th 6pm-8pm
Marsh Creek Park Community Center, 3050 New Hope Rd, Raleigh, NC 27604
Atlantic CAC, August 15th 6pm-8pm
Green Road Community Center, 4201 Green Road, Raleigh, NC 27604
Park staff will be presenting project updates at the Atlantic and Northeast Citizen Advisory Council (CAC) meetings and at the August 20th City Council Meeting. Staff will be available to address questions and concerns during the following CAC meetings:

Northeast CAC, August 8th 6pm-8pm

Marsh Creek Park Community Center, 3050 New Hope Rd, Raleigh, NC 27604

Atlantic CAC, August 15th 6pm-8pm

Green Road Community Center, 4201 Green Road, Raleigh, NC 27604

For questions about this project, please contact David Bender at 919-996-4785.

Crabtree Creek Trail Alert, East of N. Raleigh Boulevard, Between Mile Marker 5 and 6

During Hurricane Matthew the City of Raleigh sustained damage due to flooding. The stream banks of Crabtree Creek east of Raleigh Boulevard were eroded. The eroded banks must be stabilized to protect the Crabtree Creek greenway trail from further erosion. This stablization project, located east of Raleigh Boulevard, is along the top of the right bank (looking downstream) of Crabtree Creek. The creek is wide with steep slopes. Bank erosion has led to the asphalt trail washing away in a number of locations in the past and the trail has been numerously relocated. The trail is currently affected in three (3) between mile markers 5 and 6. This map shows the location of the conditions and project work described.

The City is conducting an assessment of the existing conditions of stream and riparian areas along Crabtree Creek to determine which areas need immediate attention and to rank the remaining areas for risk of failure. This work will include assessing the feasibility of repairs and recommendations as to the most realistic and necessary approach to protecting the trail throughout the site. The Crabtree Creek Trail will remain open in this area throughout the course of this work.

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