Crabtree Creek West Trail
- Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources (Lead)
- Stewart Engineering
- Ecological Engineering, LLP
- Ramey Kemp & Associates
The design team is finalizing the design, permitting and project reviews by the City and NCDOT. The next step is to submit the request for construction authorization from NCDOT. Once this is approved, City staff can advertise the project for construction bid. It is anticipated that this will occur in Spring 2020 but this date may be adjusted depending on permitting approvals, construction advertisement and contractor’s bids.
The Crabtree West Trail project is funded by the 2014 Parks Bond Referendum.
The Crabtree Creek West Trail is the remaining trail section of the Crabtree Creek Greenway corridor and will extend from the existing terminus at Lindsay Drive to the eastern boundary of Umstead State Park on Ebenezer Church Road. This proposed trail section is approximately two miles in length and is a critical link in a regional greenway system, connecting multiple neighborhoods and business centers in Raleigh.
This project is important both locally and regionally. This is the last remaining incomplete major segment of the three main greenway corridors included in the Capital Area Greenway System - the Neuse River, Crabtree Creek and Walnut Creek. Crabtree Creek has been identified in the System Plan as a Cross-City Connector, emphasizing its importance locally.
From a regional perspective, the completion of the Crabtree Creek West Trail project will connect the Neuse River Trail, on the eastern side of Wake County, to the American Tobacco Trail, on the western side of Wake County. By completing this trail, and the White Oak Creek Trail in Cary/Apex, residents and visitors will be able to travel across Wake County, from north to south on the American Tobacco Trail or the Neuse River Trail, or east to west between the two trails on the Crabtree Creek Trail and White Oak Creek Trail. The project scope includes a 12-foot wide trail facility, five pedestrian bridges, and signage.
Primary stakeholders include state parks and the adjacent communities of Oak Park, Laurel Hills, and the Hamptons at Umstead. The City is coordinating design with these stakeholders. Public participation for this project took place between November 2015 and March 2016. Two public meetings were held where community members were invited to review plans, ask questions and provide comments. The project's proposed alignment and parking locations were also presented to the Parks, Recreation and Greenways Advisory Board (PRGAB) where members of the public were able to express questions, concerns and support for and about the project recommendations.
|Spring 2016||Public Process Complete|
|Fall 2019 - Spring 2020||Finalize design, permitting, NCDOT Reviews|
|Spring 2020||Bid Coordination|
|Summer 2020||Award Bid|
|Summer 2020||Begin Construction|
|Winter 2021||Complete Construction|
The Capital Area Greenway System was first adopted by City Council in 1976. This plan proposed a system of linear parks located primarily along rivers, streams, and creeks, and included the opportunity for an interconnected system of pedestrian trails across the region. The existing Crabtree Creek Trail extends from Lindsay Drive, east of Duraleigh Road to the Neuse River Trail.