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Closure of Reedy Creek Lake Multi-Use Trail for Bridge Repair

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Roy Cooper, Governor
Susi H. Hamilton, Secretary
Release Note: 
Katie Hall
Release Date: 
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Closure of Reedy Creek Lake Multi-Use Trail for Bridge Repair

Raleigh, N.C.--  The Reedy Creek Lake multi-use trail and bridge that crosses the Reedy Creek Lake dam and spillway at William B. Umstead State Park will be closed beginning Thursday, Nov. 29. This trail is the only connection to the multi-use trail system at the Reedy Creek entrance to the park. Repairs will include new decking, steel structural improvements and concrete abutments. The project is expected to take 45 days including installation of the new decking. 

For safety reasons, no persons will be permitted to use the multi-use trail or cross the bridge during the repairs. Visitors who wish to access the multi-use trail can enter the park through the Crabtree entrance at 8801 Glenwood Avenue. All other hiking trails and picnic facilities will remain open on the Reedy creek side of the park. Bicycles and horses are not permitted on hiking trails.

“Our visitors love this bridge due to the convenient connection it makes between various areas of the park,” said Scott Letchworth, superintendent of William B. Umstead State Park. “We hope to have work completed as quickly as possible so visitors can return to the level of access they are used to at the park.” 
Park staff ask that visitors abide by the closure, which will be in effect seven days per week, for their safety. Updates on the bridge re-opening will be available at 

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