Greenway Repairs & Closures
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 Walnut Creek Greenway Trail Detour between State Street and Garner Road.
The Walnut Creek Greenway Trail, between South State Street and Garner Road, will be closed on Aug. 14, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to accommodate site survey work, including detailed aerial photography, related to the Walnut Creek Wetland Park Master Plan Study. This map shows the location of the closed section of Greenway. Trail users can utilize sidewalks along S State Street, Peterson Street and Garner Road to make their trail connection. Please visit the Walnut Creek Wetland Park Master Plan page. For questions, please contact the following:
City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Temporary Closure of 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 in September. During construction, a section of the Museum’s Blue Loop Trail, adjacent to the Reedy Creek Greenway Trail, will be closed, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This map shows the location of the closure. The trail will re-open after 5 p.m. on each weekday and will remain open on the weekends. Construction of the entire project is anticipated to occur between September 4 and October 13, but impacts to the trail should be limited to approximately one week. 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 LCleveland@ncartmuseum.org.
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 Avenue and Holston Lane. This temporary closure will take place from July 17 until September 7. This map shows the location of the closed section of Greenway. For questions, please contact the following:
Raleigh Public Utilities Department
Monday through Friday, 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 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 CrabtreePipeline.com