Greenway Alerts

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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. Learn more about Greenway Safety and Etiquette.

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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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Greenways Status Alerts

Status Codes

  • Code Red Indicates Greenway Closure
  • Code Yellow Indicates Greenway Detour
  • Code Green Indicates Greenway Open
Code Yellow

Crabtree Creek Trail Closure with Detour

Between Mile Markers 5.25 and 6

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A section of the Crabtree Creek Trail between N. Raleigh Boulevard and Crabtree Boulevard is closed due to trail construction. For your safety and that of construction crews, please use the trail detour as shown on the detour map. The detour utilizes Remington Road (sections with no sidewalk), Marlborough Road, Rumson Road (no sidewalk), Barksdale Drive, and N Raleigh Boulevard. View Detour Map.

Contact
Jay Shah919-996-4173
jaykumar.shah@raleighnc.gov

Code Yellow

Neuse River Trail Parking Lot Closure

3021 Auburn Knightdale Rd

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The Neuse River Trail parking lot located at 3021 Auburn Knightdale Road will be closed until May 6, 2024, to accommodate Raleigh Water’s Sanitary Sewer Interceptor Replacement and Rehabilitation Project. Alternative Neuse River Trail parking lots are located at 1721 Riverview Rd, Raleigh, NC 27610 and at 6008 Mial Plantation Rd, Raleigh, NC 27610.

Contact
Edward Stempien, 919-996-3490
edward.stempien@raleighnc.gov

Places Affected

Code Red

Crabtree Creek Trail Closure

Mile Marker 16.75

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A section of the Turkey Creek Trail at Umstead State Park is closed for a bridge replacement project through early 2027. During this time, access between Umstead State Park, the Crabtree Creek Trail and the parking lot located at 4924 Ebenezer Church Road, will remain open. Be advised that users will not be able to go north into Umstead State Park along the Turkey Creek Trail from the Crabtree Creek Trail. This project is being coordinated by North Carolina State Parks.

Contact
Scott Letchworth, 984-867-8240
scott.letchworth@ncparks.gov

Code Yellow

Lake Lynn Study

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Wake County and the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service of North Carolina are developing a Sustainable Watershed Plan and Environmental Assessment for Lake Lynn Dam, also known as Crabtree Creek Watershed Structure No. 22B.

During the project from March 15 to May 15, the lake level will be lowered to allow further study and investigation. Periodic trail closures will occur along the dam/spillway and sections of trail at each end of the dam/spillway. A portion of the parking area off Lynn Road will also be closed while most of the parking area will remain open and accessible. Thank you for your patience!

For questions about the project, please email gsa.requestcenter@wake.gov

Places Affected

Code Red

Crabtree Creek West Trail - Closed While in Construction

Trail under construction - not open to the pubic

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The section of the new Crabtree Creek West Trail between Duraleigh Road and Lindsey Drive is still under construction and closed to the public.

The new trail section between Ebenezer Church Road and Duraleigh Road is now open to the public.

Contact
Ben Possiel, 919-996-4057
benjamin.possiel@raleighnc.gov

Projects Affected

Code Green

Crabtree Creek Trail at Trailhead and Parking Lot

Mile Marker 14.5

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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 DriveView Map. Trail users are required to dismount from bicycles and use caution when passing other trail users along the temporary access.

Code Yellow

Neuse River Trail Closure

Between Mile Markers 13.75 and 17.25

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Raleigh Water is continuing the construction of the West Neuse Sewer Interceptor Project, an important sewer interceptor replacement project along the Neuse River, from Anderson Point Park to Alvis Farm. Sections of the Neuse River Trail will be closed to safely accommodate construction and protect trail users. Closure of the Neuse River Trail will take place in three phases.

Phase 1 Closure – The trail from Anderson Point Park to just south of Milburnie Park is closed through late spring 2024. Phase 2 Closure – the trail from just south of Milburnie Park to the Hedingham neighborhood is closed through December 30, 2024. Due to the absence of continuous adjacent bicycle and pedestrian facilities that can accommodate all user types, a detour is not feasible during the Phase 2 closure. View Closure Map. Phase 3 Closure - from Hedingham to Alvis Farm property. The Phase 3 closure timeframe will be posted prior to the closure but is anticipated to begin May 2024.

Contact
Janeen Goodwin, 919-996-3494
Janeen.Goodwin@raleighnc.gov

Places Affected

Projects Affected

Code Yellow

Walnut Creek Trail Closure with Detour

Between Mile Markers 12 and 12.5

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A section of the Walnut Creek Trail between Avent Ferry Road and Main Campus Drive is closed due to the construction of the Lake Shore Raleigh condominium development. A detour is in place during this closure. Follow detour signage to navigate around this closure. Visit the Lake Shore Raleigh website for more information about the Lake Shore Raleigh condominium development.

Contact
Sol Rios-Moore, 919-469-3340
sriosmoore@withersravenel.com

Places Affected

Code Yellow

Neuse River Trail Closure with Detour

At Mile Marker 8

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N.C. Department of Transportation is working to upgrade the high-volume intersection of U.S. 401 at Ligon Mill Road and Mitchell Mill Road in Raleigh to reduce congestion and improve traffic in the area. Due to the increase in traffic at the intersection of U.S. 401 and Perry Creek Road, this project has been expanded to include improvements to this intersection. While work to the bridge is being completed the Greenway will be closed with a detour available. View the detour map. For more information on this project, you can visit the NCDOT project page.

Contact
William Hamilton, 919-996-4859
William.Hamilton@raleighnc.gov

Places Affected

Contact

 

To report a Greenway maintenance issue: 
919-996-4115
parkplan@raleighnc.gov

Greenway Planning and Greenway Map Requests: 
919-996-3285
parkplan@raleighnc.gov

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