Crabtree Creek Trail Streambank Repairs Projects

Three sections of stream bank directly adjacent to Crabtree Creek Greenway and one section adjacent to Neuse River Greenway experienced erosion during Hurricane Matthew. The City desires to stabilize these areas to protect the adjacent trails in a way that is durable, cost-effective, and meets regulatory and environmental requirements. The existing bank has experienced erosion resulting in extremely steep or vertical sections of the bank with bare, exposed soil and no vegetation. If left unrepaired, these areas could continue to erode, and the reduced shoulder could pose a threat to greenway user safety. Continued erosion could eventually cause damage to the greenway itself.

This map shows the locations of the four streambank repair projects.

Project Details

Greenways and Trails
Project Lead:
David Bender, Capital Projects Manager



David Bender, Capital Projects Manager

Lead Department:
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Service Unit:




Project Areas 1, 2, and 3 consists of streambank stabilization and greenway installation. The stabilization includes installation of the wood toe with soil lifts along approximately 1,425 linear feet of Crabtree Creek. The greenway includes 1,896 linear feet of grading and asphalt installation to replace damaged areas of the greenway as well as installation of 154 linear feet of RCP. The improvements also include asphalt removal and grading to tie into existing greenway segments. The site will be revegetated with bare roots and livestakes. The contractor will be responsible for providing necessary erosion and sediment control as well as traffic control. 

Project Area 4 consists of furnishing all labor, materials, equipment, and performing all work necessary and incidental to the installation of the stream bank stabilization for a total of approximately 350 linear feet broken into four sections including the following: vegetated soil lifts, boulder toe structure, grading, removal and proper disposal of excess material, furnishing and planting live plant materials in-stream and throughout the floodplain, erosion control installation, traffic control and pedestrian detour, seeding, and mulching, and tree removal as described in the specifications and shown in the drawings.


Phase details to come.


Phase details to come.


Date Activity
March 19, 2020 Bid/Advertise for Construction
Fall 2020 Estimated Start of Construction
Summer 2021 Estimated Construction Completion


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

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