Greenway Repairs & Closures

Last updated Jun. 21, 2018 - 3:47 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 Trail Closure - Detour on North Hills Drive

The City of Raleigh has closed the Crabtree Creek Greenway, at mile marker 12, between the trail access at North Hills Drive and the Mine Creek Trail and Crabtree Creek Greenway 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 have 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 will follow the southern side of North Hills Drive, for .5 miles, 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. Since this closure of this section of the Crabtree Creek Trail may be necessary for an extended period of time, the City of Raleigh is actively assessing alternative re-routing options for this section of trail. For questions about this this project or closure please contact the City of Raleigh’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department at 919-996-4798 or email

Neuse River Greenway Trail Closure for Repairs to Bridge Structure 98

The City of Raleigh will be closing the Neuse River Greenway at mile marker 14.5, between the trail access at Crag Burn Lane and the Allen Drive parking area, to conduct needed repairs to bridge structure 98. The Allen Drive parking area will also be closed to provide construction material and equipment staging for the projects general contractor. This map shows the location of the closed section of trail. The expected closure is anticipated to occur from early July 2018 to end of November 2018 depending on weather conditions and other construction delays. A designated detour is not provided due to limited street or sidewalk connections available in the vicinity of the bridge repair project. For more information please call 919-996-3285 or go to the project website for updates.

Stream bank and Asphalt Repairs on the Crabtree Creek Trail, East of Raleigh Boulevard - No Closure Required

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. Crabtree Creek Trail east of Raleigh Boulevard is located 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 two locations: one near the new sewer crossing and the second further downstream. 

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. 

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 to be determined. 

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.

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