Paved trail winding through trees.

Parks and Recreation

Wakefield Trail Improvement Project


The Wakefield Trail Project follows approximately 6,560 feet along the existing Duke Energy Progress power easement from Old Falls of Neuse Road to Dunard Street and runs parallel to the Wakefield Plantation Country Club.  

The completed repaving project from Rosalie Street to London Bell Drive opened December 24, 2020, and included new asphalt resurfacing for the 8 ft. wide trail, including a base material, some re-grading for drainage, new crossing signs, and sidewalk accessible ramps. The total length resurfaced was slightly more than 1/2 mile of trail. 

Project Details

Greenways and Trails
Kimley-Horn Associates (Design, Bidding Assistance and Construction Administration) State Contracting, Inc. (Construction)



Elizabeth Houck

Lead Department:
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources




This phase is complete.


In the summer of 2018, the City contracted with the consulting firm Kimley-Horn & Associates to provide professional services for improving sections of the Wakefield Trail. Final determination of which sections to be paved will be dependent on final construction cost and available funding.


Section B (Rosalie Street to Wakefield Plantation Drive) and C (Wakefield Plantation Drive to London Bell Road) will begin construction Aug. 31, 2020 and pending completion Dec. 13, 2020. Section A will not be re-paved at this time.

Detour maps are available here: Section B and Section C


This project is now complete.


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.


Date Activity
April 16, 2019 Public Meeting
March 2020 Advertise Construction Bid
June 2020 Award Bid
August 2020 Notice to Proceed
December 24, 2020 Construction Complete

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