Greenway Alerts

Closures and Detours


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Greenway Closures Interactive Map Want Greenway Alert Emails or Texts? Neuse River Trail Closure at Mile Marker 8 1/8, Connector Trail from US 401 to Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve Crabtree Creek Trail Closure between Hertford Street to the North Hills Park connector, between mile markers 11 and 11.5 Crabtree Creek Closure Between Capital Boulevard and Atlantic Avenue at Mile Marker 7 Crabtree Creek Trail Alert, East of N. Raleigh Boulevard, Between Mile Marker 5 and 6
Attention Please

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 greenways for recreation, commuting, exercise, and play. The City of Raleigh staff works hard to keep greenways safe and open. 

Did you know?

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.

If you see something needing repair or maintenance, please contact the greenway maintenance staff at 919-996-4115 or by email or report it on SeeClickFix.

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Neuse River Trail Closure at Mile Marker 8 1/8, Connector Trail from US 401 to Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve

During Hurricane Matthew, the Neuse River Trail sustained damage due to flooding and erosion.  The eroded banks must be stabilized to protect the Neuse River Trails from further erosion. 

This stabilization project, located on the Neuse River Trail at Mile Marker 8 1/8, Connector Trail to Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve (no detour is available during construction), is on the Neuse River Trail west of the suspension bridge adjacent to Louisburg Road.  See project location map here. The trail will be closed during construction.

The suspension bridge connecting Neuse River Trail from US 401 to Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve will remain open during construction.

Schedule

  • April 2021 - Construction Start
  • July 2021 - Estimated Final Construction Completion

For more information on this project, please email David Bender, Capital Project Manager

Crabtree Creek Trail Closure between Hertford Street to the North Hills Park connector, between mile markers 11 and 11.5

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.

Starting Monday, December 16, 2019, the Crabtree Creek Trail will close between Hertford Street and North Hill Park, between mile markers 11 and 11.5. The trail is anticipated to re-open June 2021, contingent on weather conditions. This map shows the location of the detour.

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

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

Crabtree Creek Trail Structure #106 New Repairs 

Structure #106 has been closed to the public since late 2018 due to damage caused by stream bank erosion. It is a critical link along Crabtree Creek Trail which impacts access by the general public to the entire Capital Area Greenway. This map shows the location of the closed section of trail.

The project includes rerouting this section of Crabtree Creek Trail along the north side of Crabtree Creek to Ratchford Drive. The trail alignment will utilize the pavement of Ratchford Drive, with protected lanes for travel, and tie back into the existing greenway trail near Capital Boulevard. 

This map shows the alignment considered. 

Two (2) construction bids were received on October 19, 2020, and the project was re-advertised on October 26, 2020.  On November 17, 2020, the Raleigh City Council awarded a construction contract to Lanier Construction, Co. Inc. for the Structure 106 project.

Schedule 

  • January 2021 - Start Construction
  • July 2021 - Complete Construction 

For questions about this project, please contact David Bender at 919-996-4798
 

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 stabilization 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 the 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. 

Schedule

  • May 2020 - Complete Design
  • Fall 2020 - Bid/Advertise bid for construction

Contact

 

To report a Greenway maintenance issue: 919-996-4115, Email

Greenway Planning and Greenway Map Requests: 919-996-3285, Email

Lead Department:
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Service Categories:
Greenways

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