The Street Maintenance Division (SMD) maintains 153 miles of paved roadways as well as a quarter mile of unpaved roads located mainly in residential subdivisions.

Comprised of 23 employees, the SMD also provides maintenance on several miles of pedestrian corridors and stormwater infrastructure.

The SMD is divided into five maintenance crews that provide the following services: asphalt, storm water, concrete, general maintenance, and right of way/cemetery maintenance.  

Streets Responsibilities

  • Repair/ Maintenance of Stromwater Infrastructure

  • Asphalt Repairs  

  • Concrete and Curb and Gutter Repairs 

  • Street sign maintenance  

  • Cemetery Maintenance  

  • Right of Way Mowing  

  • Inclement Weather Response  

  • Varies Town Projects 

  • Assistance with Event Staffing  


NCDOT-Maintained Roads

Most Wake Forest thoroughfares are maintained by the NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT).

State-maintained roads in Wake Forest include, but are not limited to, those listed below. To report potholes or other issues along these roads, contact NCDOT via their online request formor by calling 1-887-DOT-4YOU (1-877-368-4968). 

  • Burlington Mills Road

  • Capital Boulevard

  • Chalk Road   

  • Dr. Calvin Jones Hwy (NC 98 Bypass)

  • Durham Road

  • Forestville Road

  • Harris Road

  • Heritage Lake Road

  • Jones Dairy Road

  • Ligon Mill Road (South of the South Main Street/US 1A intersection)

  • Oak Grove Church Road

  • Rogers Road

  • South Main/ North Main Street

  • Wake Union Church Road

  • Wait Avenue    

  • Wall Road


Powell Bill Map

The Powell Bill Map (right) shows the streets throughout Wake Forest and their status. It helps identify who is responsible for maintaining specific roads.

Many are maintained by the NCDOT, while some are the responsibility of the Town, and a few are private.

Refer to this map to assist in determining to whom specific issues should be reported for services and maintenance. 



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