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.
The Walnut Creek Trail currently intersects with Avent Ferry Road, at which point a sidewalk must be used to continue 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.
The project is the construction of a segment of the Walnut Creek Greenway, which will connect from the existing Walnut Creek Greenway at Trailwood Drive to NCSU Centennial Campus in Raleigh. It is about ¼ mile in length and will include one bridge crossing. The project generally includes clearing, grading, storm drainage, erosion control, utilities, asphalt multi-use path, signage, pedestrian bridge, asphalt paving, concrete sidewalk, and structural components along the Walnut Creek Greenway
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