Greenway Resurfacing and Repair

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Notice: The White Oak Greenway between Cary Parkway and MacArthur Drive will have intermittent closures Jan. 13-17, 2020 for resurfacing. Oxford Hunt Greenway and the loop trail at Davis Drive Park will have intermittent closures Jan. 24-Feb. 7 for resurfacing.

Project Schedule

Annie Jones - Park to McCloud Court: Currently under construction
Davis Drive - Loop Trail: Under contract
White Oak - MacArthur Drive to Cary Pkwy: Under contract
Oxford Hunt - Bond Park to Oxford Hunt: Under contract
West Regional Library: Evaluated
Northwoods: Being evaluated
Preston Village: Being evaluated

 Greenway Resurfacing

Project Background

This annual maintenance project provides for resurfacing of greenways throughout Cary. Greenway trails frequently experience asphalt failure as a result of being in low, flood-prone environments, and tree root systems cause lifting and cracking. Greenways are selected based on a priority ranking system that considers park renovation schedules.

Asphalt trails typically last 20 years. At 10 years, minor repairs are made, and a surface coating is applied. At 20 years, the asphalt is removed and replaced. Repairs involving asphalt can occur when temperatures are above 50 degrees. Greenway closures for repairs will usually last one to three days. Periodic closings of strategic repair sections will permit the greenways to remain open as long as possible. Signs will be used to direct trail users around repair areas as needed.

Work includes:

  1.  Clearing and redefining overgrown drainage swales
  2.  Installing French drains where needed
  3.  Replacing damaged and unsafe asphalt
  4.  Crack sealing and seal coating asphalt

The Town of Cary routinely monitors all pedestrian bridges and tunnels on greenways, other trails and in parks. The town currently has a contract with WSP, a structural engineering firm, to perform this work. WSP routinely inspects all pedestrian structures and notifies the town when repairs need to be made.


Paul Kuhn, PLA
Facilities Design and Construction Manager
Transportation & Facilities Department
Town of Cary
(919) 469-4360

Kat Williams, PLA
Design Assistant
Transportation & Facilities Department
Town of Cary
(919) 380-4238