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Attention Please

The City of Raleigh has 117 miles of greenway trails. In order to maintain high-quality greenway trails for our citizens, the system needs regular maintenance and care. That care sometimes results in closures and/or detours. The below sections provide an up-to-date picture of where repairs, detours, and closures are happening on the greenway to provide you with the best greenway trail experience possible. 

It is important for citizens to be able to use the greenways for recreation, commuting, exercise, and play. The City of Raleigh staff works hard to keep greenways safe and open. 

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Greenway corridors protect environmentally sensitive areas that can be prone to flooding. To provide public access to nature, greenway trails are planned in these corridors where appropriate. Keeping this in mind, flooding can occur unexpectedly on the trail.

If you see something needing repair or maintenance, please contact the greenway maintenance staff at 919-996-4115 or by email or report it on SeeClickFix.

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Possible Flooding on Greenway Trails

Due to inclement weather, the Capital Area Greenway System could be flooded in multiple areas. Use caution and do not attempt to cross floodwaters covering any section of the Capital Area Greenway System. On segments of the Greenway System that are clear of floodwaters, take extra caution and slow down when transitioning from asphalt and/or concrete trail segments to wooden bridges and structures. Wood takes longer to dry after rain events and is a naturally smoother surface than asphalt or concrete. These characteristics result in wood surfaces having less traction than asphalt or concrete. Use caution, be safe, and enjoy the Capital Area Greenway System.

Crabtree Creek Trail Closure Between Mile Marker 13.75 and 14.5

Maintenance crews will be working to make needed repairs to structure #41 on Crabtree Creek Trail starting Monday, September 27, 2021. This closure will last until October 1, 2021, when our crews expect to be finished with the needed repairs.

View the closure map

Damage to this structure was caused by a fallen tree and landed on it causing damage to the concrete decking. There is no detour around the structure at this time due to the grade of the terrain and the creek below the structure.

Little Rock Trail Closure/Detour Between Peterson Street and Bragg Street, Mile Marker 0 and 0.5

The Little Rock Greenway Trail will be closed between Peterson Street and Bragg Street and mile markers 0 and 0.5 from Sept. 15, 2021 to Sept. 22, 2021. View the detour map.

Raleigh Water is replacing aging gravity sewer lines in the Little Rock Creek Greenway Area of the City's wastewater collection system. Learn more about the project here.

Lake Lynn Dam Renovations Near Greenway Trail

Lake Lynn will be undergoing renovations to the primary spillway of the dam beginning May 2021 through November 2021.  The Lake Lynn Greenway Trail will remain open. Please take note that construction workers will be on and around the dam and spillway, and we ask that you avoid their work areas, and exercise caution when they are present.

Crabtree Creek Trail Closure between Hertford Street to the North Hills Park connector, between mile markers 11 and 11.5

The City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department (COPUD) is making capacity improvements to gravity interceptors in the Crabtree Basin Service Area of the City's wastewater collection system. Please visit the Crabtree Pipeline Project website for more information on this project. This work, which began in March 2018, requires periodic closures to segments of the Crabtree Creek Trail as well as to other trails that tie into the Crabtree Creek Trail.

Starting Monday, December 16, 2019, the Crabtree Creek Trail will close between Hertford Street and North Hill Park, between mile markers 11 and 11.5. The trail is anticipated to re-open in Fall 2021, contingent on weather conditions. This map shows the location of the detour.

For questions about this closure and related sewer work, please contact the City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at 919-996-3511.

Contact

 

To report a Greenway maintenance issue: 919-996-4115, Email

Greenway Planning and Greenway Map Requests: 919-996-3285, Email

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

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