Paved trail winding through trees.

Parks and Recreation

Midtown-St. Albans to Crabtree Creek Greenway Connector at Industrial Drive

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 on-road bicycle improvements on Industrial Drive to the Crabtree Creek Trail at mile marker 7 3/4. Currently, the public utilizes the “social” trail indicating a desired connection. Bicycle and pedestrian improvements at this location are recommended in the Midtown-St. Albans Area Plan

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, Construction Contractor – Lanier Construction Co.



David Bender - Planning and Design

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




This Phase is complete.


This Phase is complete.


A construction contract was awarded to Lanier Construction in November 2022 for the construction of the Industrial Drive Neighborhood & Community Connection Project.  Construction is estimated to be completed on May 16, 2023.

This section of Crabtree Creek Greenway between Wake Forest Road and Atlantic Boulevard will remain closed during construction activities.  A detour is provided during trail closure.

View Trail Closure and Detour Map 



Date Phase
July 2022 Design Complete
November 7, 2022 Construction Start
May 16, 2023 Estimated 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.

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