Greenway Closures Interactive Map Want Greenway Alert Emails or Texts? Possible Flooding on Neuse River Greenway Trail Shelley Lake Loop Trail Detour, Southwest Segment Lake Johnson East Loop Trail Closure along Walnut Creek Trail between Mile Markers 14 and 15 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
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.
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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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Possible Flooding on Neuse River Greenway Trail
Due to high water levels from the Falls Lake Dam release, the Neuse River Greenway Trail will be flooded in multiple areas between Falls Dam and the county line.
Do not attempt to cross floodwaters covering any section of the Capital Area Greenway System. On segments of the Greenway System that are clear of floodwaters, take extra caution and slow down when transitioning from asphalt and/or concrete trail segments to wooden bridges and structures. Wood takes longer to dry after rain events and is a naturally smoother surface than asphalt or concrete. These characteristics result in wood surfaces having less traction than asphalt or concrete. Use caution, be safe, and enjoy the Capital Area Greenway System.
Shelley Lake Loop Trail Detour, Southwest Segment
As part of the new Shelley Lake Loop Trail Comfort Station Project, the old comfort station, located adjacent to the Shelley Lake Loop Trail, will be demolished. This demolition work will require the temporary closure of the southwest segment of the Shelley Lake Loop Trail. The closure is estimated to be complete by February 15, 2021.
It should be noted that the new comfort station will be located near the Sertoma Arts Center tennis courts as opposed to the current location adjacent to the trail.
For questions about this project, please contact Carlos Reyes, Senior Capital Projects Manager, at (919) 996-4781 or Carlos.ReyesMerced@raleighnc.gov.
Lake Johnson East Loop Trail Closure along Walnut Creek Trail between Mile Markers 14 and 15
The Lake Johnson Loop Trail Project includes repaving and improving drainage conditions along a one-mile section of the existing paved section of the Walnut Creek Trail that runs between the Lake Johnson Waterfront Center, on the north side of Lake Johnson, and the dam located adjacent to Lake Dam Road. This segment is located on what’s commonly referred to as Lake Johnson’s East Loop Trail.
Construction will begin September 28, 2020 and will close this section of trail anticipated to re-open in Spring 2021. During this time, the paved trail located on the south side of Lake Johnson, between the dam and the Lake Johnson Waterfront Center, will remain open as will the entire unpaved West Loop Trail. The Lake Johnson Waterfront Center parking lot and Lake Dam parking lot will be closed during construction. See more information about alternative parking here.
- September 2020 - Start of Construction
- Spring 2021 - Estimated Construction Completion
For more information on this project, please visit the Lake Johnson Loop Trail Repaving and Improvement Project web page.
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 March 2021, contingent on weather conditions. This map shows the location of the closure.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
- May 2020 - Complete Design
- Fall 2020 - Bid/Advertise bid for construction