Walnut Creek Trail


Walnut Creek Trail at Trailwood Drive

Creating connections

The Walnut Creek Trail currently intersects with Avent Ferry Road, at which point a sidewalk must be used to continue on the trail, along Avent Ferry Road, until the trail picks up again on Trailwood Drive. The Walnut Creek Greenway Trail at Trailwood Drive project will extend the Walnut Creek Trail from near its intersection with Avent Ferry Road to Trailwood Drive along the existing sewer easement. This extension will allow users to forgo using the sidewalk along Avent Ferry Road to remain on the Walnut Creek Trail in this area, providing a continuous 10-feet-wide asphalt trail along the entire corridor.

Project Details

Greenways and Trails
$1.12 million



Kris Nikfar

Lead Department:
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources




This phase is complete.


AECOM designed a trail alignment that will connect the Walnut Creek Trail between Trailwood Drive and NC State University's Centennial Campus. This new trail connection will eliminate the need to utilize the sidewalk along Avent Ferry Road as the greenway connection. The new alignment is expected to follow along the existing sewer easement.

Map of Walnut Creek Trail project location

This map shows the project location between mile markers 12.5 and 13.


With a design now complete, the City of Raleigh, in coordination with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), will be advertising for construction services, to begin construction of this project, in the coming months. The schedule below outlines the anticipated schedule as the project moves forward. 


Phase details coming soon.


Date Phase
July 2021 Advertise for Construction Bid
September 2021 Award Bid
February 2022 Notice to Proceed
October 2022 Estimated Construction Completion


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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