Parks

Crabtree Creek Trail Structure #106 New Repairs

The City of Raleigh has closed a section of the Crabtree Creek Trail between Capital Boulevard and Mile Marker 7. This map shows the location of the closed section of trail. Boardwalk structure #106 of the was constructed as part of the Middle Crabtree Creek Greenway project in 2003. The original boardwalk construction incorporated standard timber pile construction typical of boardwalk design/construction and is consistent with methods applied to other boardwalk structures constructed throughout the Capital Area Greenway System.

At the time of the original construction, the eastern streambank of Crabtree Creek along structure #106 provided adequate stability to support timber pilings with concrete base installations. Since the completion of this project and over time, the stream banks of Crabtree Creek in this section have become significantly eroded which has caused scouring of the concrete pier footers exposing them and subsequently leading to structure failure.

In April 2018, two shorts sections of structure #106 were damaged and repaired as a result of several storm events including Hurricane Matthew.

Due to the continuous scouring of Crabtree Creek’s stream banks along this section of trail, the design and construction methods used in this repair incorporated steel pilings imbedded into bedrock rather than timber piles and footers. With the potential of continued scouring, the steel piles embedded into bedrock was the best approach. This is an improved design to the original method of construction. Since the April 2018 repair, structure 106 has experienced two additional areas of extensive damage due to storm events, continued stream bank erosion and surface water run-off from adjoining properties. The April 2018 repair was not compromised as a result of the most recent events.

Project Details

 
Type:
Greenways and Trails
Budget:
TBD
Contractors:
Wetherill Engineering Inc (Design, Bidding Assistance and Construction Administration)

Contact

 

David Bender

Pre-Approval

This phase is complete.

Programmed

This phase is complete.

Planning

This phase is complete.

Design

City staff is currently evaluating designs, construction costs and funding sources to repair the existing boardwalk as well as alternative alignments that would utilize Ratchford Road. Staff are working as quickly as possible to ensure that necessary repairs occur in a timely fashion, allowing the Crabtree Creek Trail to safely open in the shortest amount of time possible.

City staff is currently evaluating designs, construction costs and funding sources to repair the existing boardwalk as well as alternative alignments that would utilize Ratchford Road. Staff are working as quickly as possible to ensure that necessary repairs occur in a timely fashion, allowing the Crabtree Creek Trail to safely open in the shortest amount of time possible.
Parks staff will be presenting project updates at the Atlantic and Northeast Citizen Advisory Council (CAC) meetings and at the August 20th City Council Meeting.  
CAC Meeting Locations: Staff will be available to address questions and concerns prior to the meeting from 6 to 8 p.m.
Northeast CAC August 8 - 6pm - 8pm  
Marsh Creek Park Community Center, 3050 New Hope Rd, Raleigh, NC 27604
Atlantic CAC August 15 - 6pm - 8pm.  
Green Road Community Center, 4201 Green Road, Raleigh, NC 27604

Park staff will be presenting project updates at the Atlantic and Northeast Citizen Advisory Council (CAC) meetings and at the Aug. 20 City Council Meeting. Staff will be available to address questions and concerns during the following CAC meetings:

 

Northeast CAC, Aug. 8 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.  
Marsh Creek Park Community Center, 3050 New Hope Rd, Raleigh, NC 27604

Atlantic CAC, Aug. 15 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Green Road Community Center, 4201 Green Road, Raleigh, NC 27604

Right of Way Acquisition

Phase details coming soon.

Construction

Phase details coming soon.

Complete

Phase details coming soon.


History

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.

Schedule

Date Activity
Summer 2020 Complete Design
Summer 2020 Bid/advertise bid for construction
Spring 2021 Complete Construction

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