Trenton Road Connector Project Feasibility Study

The Trenton Road Connector is a proposed 0.75-mile sidepath along Trenton Road between the bridge over I-40 and the William B. Umstead State Park Entrance at Reedy Creek Road. This map shows the location of the project. 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.

Project Details

Greenways and Trails
Project Lead:
David Bender
SEPI Engineering & Construction, Inc



David Bender

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


In October 2019, the City of Raleigh contracted with the consulting firm SEPI Engineering & Construction, 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. 

In addition to the facility recommendations located along Trenton Road this feasibility study also provides a recommendation for a pedestrian crossing of Reedy Creek Road near the intersection with Manorbrook Road.  This marked crossing of Reedy Creek Road will connect the residents of The Lakes At Umstead to the Reedy Creek Greenway Trail.


Phase details to come.


Phase details to come.


Phase details to come.


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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