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Durham Parks and Recreation News Flash

Posted on: April 14, 2022

2022-2023 Trail Repair Project

Repaving of the existing asphalt on various trails throughout Durham began Spring 2022. The trails are being repaved to fix cracking, potholes, and minor drainage issues and add a center dashed line. While under construction, portions of the trails will be closed until complete. Construction is expected to be completed Spring 2023. For additional information about this project, visit the City of Durham Public Works page and check out the 2022-2023 Trail Repair Project Map.

Current Closures

  • The portion of Rocky Creek Trail, between the American Tobacco Trail and NC 55 is closed for repairs until construction is complete. Expected to be completed August 2022. View the Detour Map for recommended alternative routes.
  • The New Hope Creek Trail, between the traffic circle in the Park and Old Chapel Hill Road is closed for repairs until construction is complete. Expected to be completed July 29. View the Detour Map for recommended alternative routes. 
  • The portion of Warren Creek Trail, between Horton Road and Stadium Drive, is expected to be closed in late July or early August. View the Detour Map for recommended alternative routes.
  • The Vietnam Memorial/Rock Quarry Spur Trail, located between Edison Johnson Recreation Center and Rock Quarry Park, is expected to be completed in August.

Upcoming Closures

  • The American Tobacco Trail from Dunhill Road to NC-54 will be closed beginning mid August.

Now Open!

  • The Ellerbee Creek Trail between W. Murray Avenue and Club Blvd is now open. 
  • The portion of West Ellerbee Creek Trail between Maryland Avenue and Albany Street is now open.
  • The portion of South Ellerbee Creek Trail between W. Club Boulevard to Dacian Avenue is now open.

Please note, once a portion of the trail is closed for repair, the site is considered an active construction zone and must be avoided due to the dangerous conditions. Interruptions, such as foot traffic and use of the trail, during the repair process will cause delays in reopening the trail. Please be mindful of the barricades and signage, which signify a trail closure. Trail users are encouraged to discover and use other trails during that period of time.

For additional information on this trail repair project, read our blog post.

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