Man wearing a helmet on his bike on a Raleigh greenway.

Hedingham Community to Neuse River Greenway Connector

Neighborhood & Community Connections Program

This project is part of the Neighborhood & Community Connections (N&CC) Program. The N&CC Program is an effort to identify, prioritize, and build new, walkable connections to parks and greenways. The N&CC Program was designed to promote health equity throughout the City, using geo-spatial modeling and data analysis to guide investment in those communities which are most at-risk of negative health outcomes and most in need of improved access to outdoor recreation opportunities.

The proposed project includes the construction of a 10-foot-wide asphalt trail that connects the Hedingham community at Linville Ridge Drive to a major trailhead of the Neuse River Trail (at mile marker 13.5). Currently, the public utilizes the “social” trail indicating a desired connection. Additionally, this connection will help serve as a linear detour during a two-year closure planned for a 3-mile section of the Neuse River Trail as part of West Neuse Sewer Interceptor Project.

N&CC projects are funded through the 2014 Parks Bond Referendum and land acquisition funds, and include projects that are primarily focused on improving access to both recreation facilities and greenway trails.

Project Area Map

Project Details

Greenways and Trails
Design Contractor – Timmons Group



David Bender - Planning and Design

Lead Department:
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Participating Department:
Engineering Services
Service Unit:




This Phase is complete.


This project is currently in the Design Phase. See project schedule below.




Date Phase
Summer 2022 Design Complete
Fall 2024 Construction Complete


The Capital Area Greenway System was first adopted by Raleigh 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.