Dunn Creek Greenway - Downtown Connector
The Town of Wake Forest will design and construct a 10-foot wide greenway (approximately .3 miles) from the existing northern end of the Dunn Creek Greenway at the NC 98 Bypass / Dr. Calvin Jones Highway pedestrian culvert, north to Town property. The project will also include trail spurs to the west connecting to Deacons Ridge and Cardinal Park subdivisions. This project will include stream crossing(s) and choosing greenway surface materials which are appropriate for this environment. It will also address drainage issues within the existing pedestrian culvert and provide lighting in the culvert.
Acquisition of a greenway easement from one property owner will be required.
Wake Forest secured a $400,000 STP-DA grant in 2011 from the Locally Administered Projects Program (LAPP). This grant funds the design, ROW acquisition, and construction of the 10-ft wide greenway.
2011 Grant awarded
2012 NCDOT authorized grant funding
January 2013 Request for Qualifications (RFQ) released for private engineering firms to bid on the project
2013 Environmental Permitting, Design Greenway, Conduct community outreach meetings
2013-2015 City of Raleigh Public Utilities Smith Creek Interceptor Project along this project area
March 2017 Dunn Creek Greenway – Downtown Connector is under construction.
September 2017 Dunn Creek Greenway – Downtown Connector construction is completed and ready for use!
Please be aware that while construction is taking place, a portion of the adjoining greenways and sidewalks may be temporarily closed for your safety and the safety of the construction crews.For more information, contact Transportation Planning Manager Candace Davis at 919-435-9513.
March 2018 Update
- Completing final punchlist items for the Wayfinding portion of the project.