Wakefield Trail Improvement Project

The Wakefield Trail Project follows the existing Duke Energy Progress power easement from Old Falls of Neuse Road to Dunard Street. The existing paved portion of the trail runs parallel to the Wakefield Plantation Country Club, is eight-feet wide, and is approximately 6,560 feet in length. 

The following three sections are proposed to be repaved if cost allows:

  • Section A – Old Falls of Neuse Road to Rosalie Street (2,600-foot Section Length)
  • Section B – Rosalie Street To Wakefield Plantation Drive (2,150-foot Section Length)
  • Section C – Wakefield Plantation Drive to London Bell Drive (1,800-foot Section Length)

Project Details

Greenways and Trails
Kimley-Horn Associates (Design, Bidding Assistance and Construction Administration) State Contracting, Inc. (Construction)



Elizabeth Houck

Lead Department:
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources




This phase is complete.


In the summer of 2018, the City contracted with the consulting firm Kimley-Horn & Associates to provide professional services for improving sections of the Wakefield Trail. Final determination of which sections to be paved will be dependent on final construction cost and available funding.


Section B (Rosalie Street to Wakefield Plantation Drive) and C (Wakefield Plantation Drive to London Bell Road) will begin construction Aug. 31, 2020 and pending completion Dec. 13, 2020. Section A will not be re-paved at this time.

Detour maps are available here: Section B and Section C


Phase details coming soon.


The Capital Area Greenway System was first adopted by City Council in 1976. This plan proposed a system of linear parks located primarily along rivers, streams, and creeks, and included the opportunity for an interconnected system of pedestrian trails across the region.


Date Activity
April 16, 2019 Public Meeting
March 2020 Advertise Construction Bid
June 2020 Award Bid
August 2020 Notice to Proceed
December 2020 Estimated Construction Complete

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