Neuse River Greenway Trail EB-4829, EL-5100IA, EB-5002A / Raleigh, NC

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The Details

This greenway will stretch from the foot of Falls Lake Dam for over 30 miles to the Wake / Johnston County Line and be the longest paved greenway in North Carolina to date. The project design is complete, permitted and awarded for construction.

The first 8 miles are constructed and being enjoyed by trail users today. Remaining sections will open in 2012 with the complete project open in early 2013. The trail will traverse stunning scenic views of the river, expose users to undisturbed natural wetland systems, provide connections with area neighborhoods, and form an important link in the City of Raleigh Greenway System, East Coast Greenway and the North Carolina Mountains-to-Sea Trail. The project includes six large bridges over the Neuse River and a multitude of smaller bridges over tributaries to the Neuse. Including two Interjurisdictional projects that provide greenway connections to Wake Forest and Knightdale. Stewart provided innovative design and engineering in the design of two suspension bridges, which span the Neuse River. These bridges will be the first pedestrian suspension bridges in the state. Click here for more information on the suspension bridges.

Stewart provided planning and design services for the project. Other services included GIS and field planning to establish a preliminary alignment, surveying, public involvement, preparation of a categorical exclusion, compliance with CWMTF regulations, NCDOT encroachment agreements, hydrologic analysis, drainage, structure design, final trail design and construction administration. Phase I was delivered on time.

First two photos by Sterling E. Stevens Design Photo.



City of Raleigh

Start Date

2006 - Phase I, 2009 - Phase II

Completion Date

2008 - Phase I, 2013 - Phase II

Construction Cost

$36.5 Million

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