Walnut Creek Trail

Parks

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

 
Type:
Greenways and Trails
Budget:
$1.12 million

Contact

 

Kris Nikfar

Lead Department:
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources

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Planning

This phase is complete.

Design

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.

Construction

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. 

Complete

Phase details coming soon.


Schedule

Date Phase
February 2021 Advertise for Construction Bid
April 2021 Award Bid
May 2021 Notice to Proceed
December 2021 Estimated 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.

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