The Engineering Division of Public Works is responsible for review and inspection of new development and operation and maintenance of existing Town infrastructure. Engineering consists for four groups: Transportation, Construction Inspection, Stormwater, and Environmental Engineering.
Transportation Engineer Jonathan Jacobs, PE oversees all Town of Wake Forest Capital Improvement Street and Roadway Projects. This consists of managing the design and construction of roadway, sidewalk, greenway, and multi-use path projects within Town of Wake Forest Right-of-Way. Additionally, he reviews all Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA) and private development plans for all roadway design, infrastructure and safety. Transportation related questions or concerns should be directed to Transportation Engineer Jonathan Jacobs, PE at 919-435-9441.
All traffic signals within the Town of Wake Forest are maintained by NCDOT. For concerns or comments related to traffic signals, please contact NCDOT at 919-536-4000.
Residents within the Town of Wake Forest often express concern related to vehicular speeds within residential neighborhoods. The Town has established a newly updated Residential Traffic Calming Policy, adopted by the Board of Commissioners in May 2020, to assist with these concerns. Questions related to the Residential Traffic Calming Policy should be directed to Transportation Engineer Jonathan Jacobs, PE at 919-435-9441.
The Town of Wake Forest is committed to ensuring our infrastructure is built to service Wake Forest residents and visitors safely. The construction inspection group consists of a construction inspection supervisor and four construction inspectors. They work diligently in the field performing inspections to ensure our infrastructure is built to our minimum standards set by the Manual of Details & Specifications. Inspectors look at erosion and sediment control measures, stormwater and perform a variety of other inspections. Throughout the development, the assigned inspector will visit the site on a weekly basis and ensure the environment and infrastructure are properly protected. For more information, please contact Construction Inspection Supervisor James Mapp. Inspections can be scheduled online, or by calling 919-435-9440. Inspections must be scheduled by 3 pm in order to be performed the following business day.
Erosion & Sediment Control
Sediment is the number one polluter by volume in North Carolina. The Town of Wake Forest's goal is for no sediment to leave any construction site and pollute Wake Forest's natural environment. The Town regulates any land disturbing activities over half an acre with an Erosion & Sediment Control permitting and inspection program. For more information about our Erosion & Sediment Control policies, please contact Environmental Engineer Carrie Mitchell, PE.
Stormwater Engineer Monica Sarna, PE manages the planning, design and construction of stormwater infrastructure projects within the Town of Wake Forest.
Due to increasing federal and state clean water regulations, the Town of Wake Forest has developed a Stormwater Management program designed to protect its drainage infrastructure, improve the efficiency of the overall drainage system, and ultimately enhance the local environment. The Town of Wake Forest is committed to keeping our local waterways clean for the safety of Town of Wake Forest residents and visitors. Please visit See.Click.Fix. to report stormwater issues, or contact Stormwater Engineer Monica Sarna, PE.
The Town of Wake Forest has developed a number of Community Outreach Resources to help educate citizens about the environment. The Engineering Department is available to offer instruction on engineering, stormwater, erosion, watersheds, water quality, and various other environmental topics. For more information, please contact Environmental Engineer Carrie Mitchell, PE
Manual of Standard Specifications & Details
Town of Wake Forest has adopted the Manual of Standards, Specifications & Details (MSSD) to aid in the design and construction of facilities. The MSSD is considered the minimum construction standards for all construction within the jurisdiction of the Town of Wake Forest. For information concerning the MSSD, contact Transportation Engineer Jonathan Jacobs, PE.