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Greenway Closures Interactive Map Want Greenway Alert Emails or Texts? Intermittent Closures - Greenway System Wide Crabtree Creek Trail Alert at Access and Parking Lot at 4000 Lindsay Drive, Mile Marker 14.5 Crabtree Creek Closure with Detour at Mile Marker 8 Neuse River Trail Alert between Mile Markers 17¼ and 22 Reedy Creek Trail Closure with Detour between Mile Markers 2¾ and 3¼ Walnut Creek Trail Closure with Detour between Mile Markers 3¼ and 6½ Neuse River Trail Closure with Detour between Mile Markers 15 ¼ and 17 ¼ Walnut Creek Trail Closure between Mile Marker 8.25 and 8.75
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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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Intermittent Closures - Greenway System Wide

In an effort to improve safety on the Capital Area Greenway System, contractors will begin applying pavement markings on the Lake Johnson East Loop Trail, Walnut Creek Trail, Neuse River Trail, Crabtree Creek Trail, House Creek Trail, Reedy Creek Trail and the Shelley Lake Loop Trail. Application procedures will necessitate periodic, short-term closures; however, each closure is anticipated to occur for one day or less. The application of these markings will continue through early 2023. The goal of this effort is to increase awareness of trail users traveling in opposite directions, to regulate, warn and guide users. This map shows the corridors where pavement markings will be applied.

Crabtree Creek Trail Alert at Access and Parking Lot at 4000 Lindsay Drive, Mile Marker 14.5

The temporary trail access point located at 4000 Lindsay Drive is open. For the safety of trail users, there may be additional closures of this access point during the construction of the Crabtree Creek West project. During these closures, please use the next closest available access, located at 4330 Galax Drive. View Map. Trail users are required to dismount from bicycles and use caution when passing other trail users along the temporary access.

Crabtree Creek Closure with Detour at Mile Marker 8

A section of the Crabtree Creek Trail between Wake Forest Road and Atlantic Boulevard is closed from December 27, 2022, through April 6, 2023, due to trail improvements. A short trail segment is being constructed that will tie into the Crabtree Creek Trail from Industrial Drive. For more information on this project please visit the project website.

View Closure with Detour Map

Neuse River Trail Alert between Mile Markers 17¼ and 22

The Neuse River Trail is safe to use, however, construction blasting will be occurring across the Neuse River and away from the Neuse River Trail between Anderson Point Park and Auburn Knightdale Road due to  a sewer construction project . This construction is expected to be completed in June 2023. This project involves blasting for rock removal and you may experience a rumble or vibrations. An air horn will sound before blasting detonations. Contact Dennis Lassiter at 919-996-3474 or dennis.lassiter@raleighnc.gov for more information. View project map.

Reedy Creek Trail Closure with Detour between Mile Markers 2¾ and 3¼

A section of the Reedy Creek Trail under Edwards Mill Road is closed due to construction associated with a private development project at 2230 Bandmate Way, Raleigh, southwest corner of Reedy Creek and Edwards Mill Roads. A detour is in place, however, crossing Edwards Mill and Reedy Creek Roads is required to continue along the Reedy Creek Trail. The detour is expected to be in place through the end of May 2023. Greenway improvements associated with the development project will consist of expanding and enhancing the greenway tunnel under Edwards Mill Road. A temporary closure with detour plan has been developed to divert the public away from the improvements during construction. View Detour Map

Walnut Creek Trail Closure with Detour between Mile Markers 3¼ and 6½

A section of the Walnut Creek Trail between Rock Quarry Road and I-440 is scheduled to be closed starting April 1, 2022 through May 31, 2023, due to the Walnut Creek Sanitary Sewer Improvement Project.  A detour (4 miles) is available utilizing Britch Ridge Drive, Poole Road, Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard and Raleigh Boulevard.  Please note that this is a sidewalk only detour. The map can be found here.

Contact Edward Stempien, PE  Senior Project Administrator, or 919-996-3490 if you have any questions.

Neuse River Trail Closure with Detour between Mile Markers 15 ¼ and 17 ¼

A section of the Neuse River Trail between just south of Milburnie Park and Anderson Point Park will be closed starting November 28, 2022, through early 2024 due to the West Neuse Sewer Interceptor Project.  A sidewalk detour is available, however, the detour is approximately 2.6 miles in length and reconnects at Anderson Point Park and at the greenway parking lot located at 5428 Allen Drive, near the Milburnie dam. Allen Drive and Raleigh Beach Road are low-volume traffic roads but please use extra care when using them.  Sidewalks are available along N. Rogers Lane, Neuse View Place and Anderson Point Drive.  Additionally, an at-grade crossing is required to be made across New Bern Avenue.  For more information on the sewer project, please visit the project website.

Contact Janeen Goodwin, PE  Senior Project Administrator, or 919-996-3490 if you have any questions.

View Closure/Detour Map

Walnut Creek Trail Closure between Mile Marker 8.25 and 8.75

Walnut Creek Trail Closure/Detour between Wilmington Street and Fayetteville Street, Mile Marker 8.25 and 8.75. This closure is part of the Rocky Branch Interceptor Replacement Project. The project consists of the replacement of an existing sewer pipe that is undersized for wet weather events. The project area is located between Martin Luther King Blvd. and Fayetteville Street and parallels the Rocky Branch greenway south of downtown Raleigh. For more information please visit the project website. A detour route is not available during this closure

The construction is expected to start December 12, 2022, and last 2 months.

Contact Matthew Cotton, PE, Senior Project Administrator, or 919-996-3528 if you have any questions.

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

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

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