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Greenway Closures Interactive Map Want Greenway Alert Emails or Texts? 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 Trail Closure from Rothgeb Drive and Lassiter Mills Road, Between Mile Markers 9.5 and 10 Crabtree Creek Trail Detour along North Hills Drive and Mine Creek Trail, Mile Marker 12.5 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 Wakefield Greenway Trail Detour from Rosalie Street South to Wakefield Plantation Drive and from Wakefield Plantation Drive South to London Bell Drive Crabtree Creek Trail Closure, between New Bern Ave and Milburnie Rd, Mile Markers 3.25 and 3.5
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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Lake Johnson East Loop Trail Closure along Walnut Creek Trail between Mile Markers 14 and 15

The Lake Johnson Loop Trail Repaving and Improvement 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 is anticipated to begin in September 2020 and will require the closure of this section of trail for approximately 6 months, allowing the trail to re-open in early Spring of 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.

Schedule

  • Fall 2018 - Preliminary Construction Plans Complete
  • Summer 2019 - Public Information Meeting
  • Late Summer 2019 - Final Construction Plans Complete
  • May 2020 - Bid/Advertise Bid for Construction
  • September 2020 - Estimated 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 mid-November 2020, 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 Trail Closure from Rothgeb Drive and Lassiter Mills Road, Between Mile Markers 9.5 and 10

The Crabtree Creek Trail is closed between Rothgeb Dr. and Lassiter Mills Rd., between mile markers 9.5 and 10. The trail is anticipated to re-open August 14, 2020, contingent on weather conditions. This map shows the location of the closure. Due to existing road closures and limited connectivity in the area, a detour is not available during this closure.

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.

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

Crabtree Creek Trail Detour along North Hills Drive and Mine Creek Trail, Mile Marker 12.5

The City of Raleigh has closed the Crabtree Creek Trail at mile marker 12 between the trail access at North Hills Drive and the Mine Creek Trail and Crabtree Creek Trail intersection. This map shows the location of the closed section of the trail and the detour on North Hills Drive. High levels of rain and stormwater runoff caused excessive erosion and damage to the streambank supporting the retaining wall adjacent to Crabtree Creek and has made this section of the Crabtree Creek Greenway hazardous for public access.

The detour follows the south side of North Hills Drive for a half-mile and connects to the Mine Creek Trail access. Trail users can continue north, across North Hills Drive to Shelly Lake Park, or south, along the Mine Creek Trail, to reconnect with the Crabtree Creek Trail at the “Z” Bridge, structure #37. 

The City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department (PRCR) advertised the construction bid for the Crabtree Creek Greenway Retaining Walls project, #274-PR-CrabtreeWalls-112718, on Nov. 27, 2018. Three bids were received and opened on Feb. 12. The lowest, most responsive, responsible bidder was Intercoastal Marine, LLC. 

Schedule

  • Spring 2019 - Execute Construction Contract
  • Summer  2019 - Start Construction
  • Winter 2020 - Estimated Construction Completion

For questions about this project or closure please contact David Bender at 919-996-4798.

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

In the Spring of 2019 Park staff completed two (2) feasibility studies; repairing the existing timber boardwalk structure and two (2) trail realignment options. On August 20, 2019, the City of Raleigh City Council approved the recommendation to move forward with the design and construction of the Option #1 to reroute this section of the Crabtree Creek Trail around the damaged timber boardwalk structure and to construct the trail at-grade along an existing sewer easement and along the existing Ratchford Drive.

This map shows the project area and alignment options considered.

Staff has contracted with Dewberry Engineering to complete the design, permitting, bidding assistance, and construction administration for the staff recommended realignment option #1.

Once the final construction plans and permits have been approved the project will be publicly bid for construction.

Schedule

  • February 2020 - Complete Design
  • Summer 2020 - Bid/advertise bid for construction
  • Spring 2021 - Complete construction

For questions about this project, please contact David Bender at 919-996-4785.

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

Wakefield Greenway Trail Detour from Rosalie Street South to Wakefield Plantation Drive and from Wakefield Plantation Drive South to London Bell Drive

The Wakefield Greenway Trail will be closed from Wakefield Plantation Drive North to Rosalie Street (mile markers 0.05 to 0.75) and Wakefield Plantation Drive south to London Bell Drive. (mile markers 0.85 to 1.0) beginning July 2020 due to re-paving. We expect to reopen the trail in November 2020.  

A detour for these closures is located at (Section B) south on Rosalie Street/Village Springs Road sidewalk. Trail users will reconnect to the Wakefield Plantation Drive sidewalk. A map of the Section B Detour can be downloaded here. The detour for Section C is the sidewalk along Wakefield Plantation Drive, the sidewalk on Kelway Drive, the sidewalk on Stratford Hall Drive then sidewalk on London Bell Drive. A map of the Section C Detour can be downloaded here.

For more information, please call 919-996-3285 and see the project webpage here.

Crabtree Creek Trail Closure, between New Bern Ave and Milburnie Rd, Mile Markers 3.25 and 3.5

The Crabtree Creek greenway trail will be closed between New Bern Ave. and Milburnie Rd. and mile markers 3.25 and 3.5 beginning on August 5, 2020 to replace two sanitary sewer manholes. We expect to reopen the trail on August 12, 2020.

For more information 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.

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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