The purpose of the Department of Engineering is to provide professional engineering services for the City of Newport News. Engineering is comprised of the following areas:


  • Implementation of design, construction, contractual award, construction inspection, project management and monitoring of public projects
  • Administration of the city review and approval process of private development, ensuring compliance with Newport News City Code; provisions, ordinances and the comprehensive plan, as well as approved Design Criteria and Standard Specifications manuals
  • Management of the city Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Administration of city initiatives to bring compliance in the city right-of-way with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Architectural Inspection of new construction and renovation of city facilities
  • Administration of the city traffic programs, including traffic signs, traffic signals, pavement markings and streetlights
  • Analysis and implementation of traffic-related improvements, transportation planning and roadway projects in coordination with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC)
  • Engineering services associated with the city Sewage Collection System Management Program (SECOMP)
  • Engineering services related to the city Stormwater Management (SWM) Program, complying with federal, state and local mandates
  • Engineering studies affecting the safety, health and welfare of citizens and visitors
  • Maintain an internet site to display departmental services, points of contact and geographic information for public access
  • Maintain the department's Environmental Management System (EMS) Program
  • Serves as the staff liaison on the city's Wetland Board
  • Technical support for environmental initiatives including the city's Lake Enhancement and Flood Assistance program
  1. Update - City Center Boulevard Sound Wall Opening

    At the City Council meeting held on July 12, 2016, it was determined and the City Manager announced that the proposed pedestrian opening in the sound wall located along City Center Boulevard would not be constructed.
  2. DEQ Stormwater Management Training for Virginia Contractors & Operators

    Various Statewide Training Locations & Dates
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