People walking on the greenway trail

Parks

Trenton Road Connector Project

Improving connectivity

Project Overview

The Trenton Road Connector Project is a proposed 10’ wide multi-use trail located along Trenton Road between the bridge over I-40 and the William B. Umstead State Park Entrance at Reedy Creek Road.  The project also includes pedestrian crossings at Manorbrook Road, Silent Stream Ct. and Windy Woods Dr. This map shows the location of the project. A multitude of factors were considered in making the project constructible including minimal property acquisition, safe for users, permittable, respect the natural environment, minimize challenges associated with utilities, and provide a realistic construction budget for the project based on the current project budget.

View the Existing Conditions Survey Files of Trenton Road with Legend

Project Details

 
Type:
Greenways and Trails
Budget:
$700,000
Project Lead:
David P Bender, Capital Projects Manager
Contractors:
The John R. McAdams Company, Inc. - Design, Permitting, Bidding Assistance and Construction Management

Contact

 

David Bender

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

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Planning

In October 2019, the City of Raleigh contracted with the consulting firm SEPI Engineering & Construction, Inc.to provide professional engineering services for a feasibility study of a side path along Trenton Road.

The Trenton Road Connector sidepath alternatives considered include a 5-foot sidewalk, 8-foot sidepath, and 10-foot sidepath widths.  All alternatives and are separated from the roadway by either a ditch or curb and gutter. The alternatives were influenced by a multitude of factors to develop feasible recommendations that are able to be constructed with minimal property acquisition, are safe for users, are permittable, respect the natural environment, allow for the challenges associated with utilities, and provide a realistic construction budget for the project based on the current state of construction. 

This feasibility study provides an overview of the available options considered to provide a pedestrian facility along Trenton Road that minimizes property impacts. See the Feasibility Study here.

Design

In July 2020, the City of Raleigh contracted with the consulting firm The John R. McAdams Company, Inc. to provide professional engineering services for the design, permitting, bidding assistance and construction management of the Trenton Road Connector Project.
 

Construction

Phase details to come.

Complete

Phase details to come.


Schedule

Date Activity
May 4-31, 2021 Pre-Recorded Presentation On Project
May 11, 2021 Virtual Live Public Open House
Summer 2021 Complete Design, Permitting and Easements
July 15, 2021 Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board
September 7, 2021 City Council
Fall 2021 Bid/Advertise for Construction
Fall 2021 Start of Construction
Spring 2022 Construction Completion

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.

Public Comment Opportunities

Upcoming On-Site Meeting with City Design Team - Wednesday, October 6, 8 to 10 a.m.

Join us for an on-site meeting with the design team for property owners located on the West Side of Trenton Road and directly impacted by the proposed project. Meet at the Reedy Creek Road entrance to Umstead State Park.

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