R. Kelly Bryant Bridge Trail

Jessica Kemp, Senior Project Manager
919-560-4197, ext. 21234


Burton Elementary School:
1500 Mathison Street Map

Burton Park:1301-1525 Sima Avenue Map

Drew/Granby Park: 1100 Drew Street Map

East End Park: 1200 N Alston Avenue Map

Eastway Elementary School: 
610 N Alston Avenue Map

Long Meadow Park: 917 Liberty Street Map

NCCU: 1801 Fayetteville Street Map

Team Members

Durham Parks & Recreation Dept.
Transportation Dept. Bike & Pedestrian Div.
NC Department of Transportation


$3,989,000 Federal grant
$1,084,000 City of Durham
$5,073,000 TOTAL Budget

Current Phase

Engineering project design will begin Summer of 2018

Expected Completion

December 2022

Project Description

This bicycle and pedestrian trail will be approximately 3 miles long. It will connect the existing Rocky Creek Trail on Dakota Street north to the Drew/Granby Park located on Drew Street in Durham. The trail will connect users to an existing trail network, NC Highway 55, the proposed Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit stop on Alston Avenue, Burton Park, Burton Elementary School, East End Park, Long Meadow Park, Drew/Granby Park, Eastway Elementary School, and surrounding neighborhoods.

RKBB Trail


R. Kelly Bryant Bridge 


R. Kelly Bryant Bridge Pedestrian Walk Entrance

RKBB Lakeland Street Approach

R. Kelly Bryant Bridge Lakeland Street Approach

RKBB Lakeland Street_Ridgeway Avenue Intersection

Lakeland Street & Ridgeway Avenue Intersection

RKBB Off Road Section at end of Mathison Street

Off-Road Section at the end of Mathison Street

RKBB Alston Avenue_Lawson Street Intersection

Alston Avenue & Lawson Street Intersection