Neuse River Trail Mile Marker 14.5 Open to the Public!

Last updated Jan. 16, 2019 - 1:37 pm
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources (Lead)
  • Dewberry Engineering, The Osborne Company of NC (Contractor)

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On Nov. 29, 2018, the City of Raleigh reopened the Neuse River Greenway at mile marker 14.5 between the trail access at Crag Burn Lane and the Allen Drive parking area. This map shows the location of the formerly closed section of trail. The renovated boardwalk features new, smooth concrete decking, galvanized safety railing and new concrete bridge approaches. See attached photo of the various stages of construction. For more information regarding this project please contact City of Raleigh Project Manager, David P. Bender at 919-996-4798.


The Neuse River Trail Structure 98 project is located adjacent to the Neuse River approximately 0.28 of a mile east of the parking lot at the end of Allen Drive, Raleigh, NC. A primary concern of the bridge condition was the “bumpiness” of the bridge related to the unevenness and spacing of the wood bridge deck with gaps between deck boards up to 1 inch in some locations. Additionally, the difference in height between top of adjacent deck boards reached 7/8 inch. In general, the deck boards and railings were very badly worn with widespread checks and splits and is also prone to vibrations from walking or running. The bridge decking and railing was hazardous to both pedestrians and bicyclist due to the unlevel and splitting timber decking which could have caused tripping and tire punctures.

The project involved removal of the old pedestrian bridge decking, guardrails and approach and replacing the decking, guardrail and approach. The improvements include removal of a portion of the existing greenway trail, installation of a concrete approach, bridge approach rails and removal and replacement of any signs. The bridge surface replacement is now complete and the structure is open to the public.


Picture of Structure 98 on the Neuse River Greenway Trail


Project schedule with dates and descriptions
July 5th 2018 Construction Begins
Winter 2018 Construction Complete


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.

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