The mission of the Engineering division is to plan and direct public and private infrastructure improvements in the City and its utility service areas ensuring future capacity, economical maintenance, safety and quality work and for the safe and efficient movement of people and goods within the City by providing a well planned, designed, and maintained transportation network.

Brad Kerr, PE, Director of Public Works – 252- 972-1120
Supervises a staff of 24 employees and a budget of $946,000. Responsible for all phases of engineering for the City, including construction inspection, traffic engineering and traffic signals, signs and marking, water & sewer, and stormwater.

Donald Perry, PE, CPESC, Assistant City Engineer (Water and Sewer) – 252-972-1122
Supervises a staff of nine. Responsible for design and administration of city capital projects, including water and sewer extensions. Additionally, responsible for ensuring that new development projects conform to City and State requirements as related to water and sewer.

Steve Yetman, PE, PTOE, Assistant City Engineer (Transportation) – 252-972-1123
Supervises a staff of 10. Responsible for ensuring safe and efficient operation of the street system in accordance with NCDOT (NC Department of Transportation) and City standards, including traffic signals, street signs, pavement markings, and transportation planning. Additionally, responsible for ensuring that new development projects conform to City requirements as related to transportation.

Yashica Mills-Hyman, Department Secretary – 252-972-1121
Provides administrative and clerical support to the Director of Engineering, Assistant City Engineers for Water/Sewer and Traffic, Stormwater Engineer, and other departmental employees. Maintains financial records, personnel records and payroll records, and maintains files for construction projects, bonds, sureties, COs and other departmental matters.


Engineering Technician II – CADD (252-972-1125)
Responsible for preliminary design and drafting support for the preparation of capital project plans. Additionally, responsible for creation and maintenance of City Standard Details, Standard Maps, and Custom Maps.

Negrete Silver, Engineering Technician II – Utilities – 252-972-1127
Responsible for the administration of water and sewer service policies, including petition extensions, line and tap fee assessments, meter issuance, and annexation requests.


Vacant, Construction Inspector – 252-467-4940

Bill Pridgen, Construction Inspector – 252-467-4946

Allen Goff, Construction Inspector – 252-467-4941
Responsible for ensuring that new city infrastructure is constructed in accordance with City standards, including water and sewer lines, streets, and stormwater management systems. Additionally, responsible for ensuring the adherence of new development to City and State erosion control requirements.

Survey Group

Hugh Clark, PLS, Surveying Manager – 252-467-4944
Responsible for the planning and execution of all surveys for multiple City departments. Responsible for construction staking, field design, and creation of record drawings. Additionally, responsible for researching and creating maps, deeds, and easement for City use.

Greg Roane, Survey Party Technician – 252-467-4943
Supervises a staff of one. Responsible for execution of field surveys, staking, and note taking for City projects.

Traffic Engineering

Chet Christman, Traffic Signal Supervisor – 252-467-4937
Supervises a staff of two. Responsibilities include directing staff in the repair and maintenance of the City’s traffic signal system, per NCDOT and City standards.

Dusty JoynerTim Suber, Signal Technicians
Responsible for repair and maintenance of the traffic signal equipment,including controllers, detectors, fiber optic cable, traffic cameras,and various electronic components.

Denny Parker, Traffic Services Supervisor – 252-467-4939
Supervises a staff of three. Responsibilities include directing Traffic Sign/Paint Technicians in the installation and maintenance of street signs and pavement markings, to ensure adherence to State and Federal standards.

Kelvin Davis, Lead Sign & Paint Technician
James Baudo, Sign & Paint Technician
Responsibilities include the installation and maintenance of street signs and pavement markings, and the review of sight distance problems.

Kevin Harrell, Sr., Signal System Operator – 252-972-1132
Responsibilities include operating the City’s traffic signal system in accordance with NCDOT standards, development of traffic signal timing plans, and collection of traffic counts.

Transportation Planning

Bob League, AICP, Principal Transportation Planner – 252-972-1129
Responsibilities include management of the MPO’s (Metropolitan Planning Organization) operations, maintenance of the MPO’s Long Range Transportation Plan, and preparation of the MPO’s Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) in accordance with State and Federal guidelines.

Jordan Reedy, Transportation Planner – 252-972-1128
Responsibilities include maintenance of the traffic crash database and compilation of crash statistics. Assists the Principal Transportation Planner in transportation planning initiatives.

Forms & Policies

Erosion Control

Scott Miles
PE Stormwater Engineer II

The City of Rocky Mount administers an Erosion Control program within the city limits. This program operates under the Land Quality Section of the North Carolina Department of Environmental and Natural Resources (NCDENR). The City of Rocky Mount has local jurisdiction in administering the Sedimentation Pollution Control Act of 1973, and does so by way of the Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Ordinance (Land Development Code Section 801).

In accordance with the Act and LDC Section 801, an Erosion and Sediment Control Plan, designed in accordance with the NCDENR Erosion & Sediment Control Planning and Design Manual, must be filed with and approved by the City of Rocky Mount prior to disturbing an area of greater than one acre. For disturbances less than one acre, no plan must be filed; however, all requirements limiting erosion remain in effect. The Engineering Department has three inspectors who ensure compliance with the Act. Prior to large scale grading of sites larger than an acre, the assigned inspector must first approve the installation of the required erosion control measures.

In the event of non-compliant land disturbing activities, a Notice of Violation is issued directing the financially responsible party to bring the site into compliance. If the site is not brought into compliance, the financially responsible party would be subject to a civil penalty of up to $5,000 per day per violation and may be charged with a class two misdemeanor.

Standard Details

Welcome to the City of Rocky Mount Engineering Department Standard Drawing Library. The City of Rocky Mount Engineering Department is committed to providing electronic access to our standard drawing and specification files. We make every reasonable effort to make sure our electronic data is up to date and accurate.

The Receiver agrees to the following terms and conditions:

The City of Rocky Mount Engineering Department (hereinafter referred to as CRMED) makes no warranty of any kind, express or implied, with respect to the file(s) which are the subject of this agreement, and specifically makes no warranty that said file(s) shall be merchantable or fit for any particular purpose. Furthermore, any description of said file(s) shall not be deemed to create an express warranty that such files shall conform to said description. The exhibition of any sample or model shall not be regarded as part of the basis of this agreement and shall not create an express warranty that the whole of the file(s) provided hereunder shall conform to any sample or model.

Receiver assumes all risk and liability for any losses, damages, claims or expenses resulting from the use, possession or resale of any file(s) furnished by CRMED pursuant to this agreement.

Receiver agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless CRMED, its officers, agents, and employees from and against any and all claims, suits, losses, damages or cost, including attorney’s fees, arising from or by reason of receiver’s use, possession or resale with respect to any of the file(s) furnished by CRMED pursuant to this agreement, and such indemnification shall survive acceptance of said file(s) by receiver.

Receiver agrees that it will not advertise, order for resale, or sell the file(s) furnished hereunder.

Receiver agrees that the CRMED has made every reasonable effort to provide information in a file format which offers cross platform solutions (for both application and file compression). Some CRMED files are compressed. Compressed files can be identified by a file extension, (e.g., .sit, .bin, .hqx, .zip, or .arc).

Receiver agrees that CRMED cannot be held responsible for problems arising from files which have been converted for use in non-native applications.

Receiver agrees that CRMED cannot provide files in other file or compression formats, and agrees to use the files in the format provided.

The terms and conditions constitute the complete and final agreement of the parties hereto.

Traffic Engineering

In the city’s effort to provide the citizens of Rocky Mount a more responsive and quality service, the traffic engineering responsibilities are handled by the city’s Traffic Division and include the following:

Steve Yetman, Asst. City Engineer (252-972-1123)

Kevin Harrell, Sr., Signal System Operator (252-972-1132)

Chet Christman, Traffic Signal Supervisor (252-467-4937)

Kelvin Davis, Traffic Services Supervisor (252-467-4939)

Signal System

The city operates and maintains a Computerized Traffic Signal System encompassing 138 signals (127 owned by the NCDOT). The system includes 60+ miles of fiber optic cable, 20 CCTV cameras, and solid state equipment.

Emergency Preemption

The city provides an emergency vehicle preemption system for faster response times for city fire trucks. To report a bulb failure, maintenance problem or have questions about signal operations, call 252-972-1132.

Traffic Signs

Traffic signs are maintained on all public streets by the city’s Traffic Division. Only standard signs identified in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) or the NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Sign Supplement are considered for use on public streets. There are three types of traffic signs:

    • Regulatory: Informs road users of traffic laws or regulations such as stop, speed limit, and no parking.
    • Warning: Alerts road users of unexpected conditions on or adjacent to a street and may require a reduction of speed. Examples of conditions that may require warning signs are curve, stop ahead, and pedestrian crossing.
    • Guide: Directs road users to cities, towns, or other important destinations. Examples include street names, route markers, and distance signs.

Please report all downed or missing stop signs by calling 911. To report other types of signs that are missing or damaged, please call 252-972-1121.

Traffic Calming

The Traffic Division handles concerns regarding speeding, cut-through traffic, and neighborhood traffic safety on city maintained residential streets. As there are both city maintained and state maintained streets within the city limits, all inquiries related to state maintained roadways will be referred to the NCDOT Division 4 Office. The Residential Traffic Management Policy explains the process to submit requests for evaluation and the potential traffic calming measures that the city may utilize, such as:

    • Speed Radar Trailer
    • 25 MPH Speed Limit
    • Edgeline Pavement Markings
    • Four-Way Stop
    • Additional Speed Limit or Warning Signs

Traffic Counts

Traffic counts are taken for a variety of reasons such as level of service, roadway capacity, and intersection timing as well as others.There are two types of traffic counts taken by the city:

    • Roadway Counts:Typically taken by installing tubes across the roadway over multiple days to get a directional and total average of traffic volume passing a specific point.
    • Turning Movement Counts: Typically taken by personnel located at a signalized intersection for a 12-hour period. This type of count gives a breakdown of traffic for each movement as well as intersection total.

To request a traffic count, call 252-972-1132.

Sight Obstructions

City staff will investigate reports of sight obstructions and determine the need for vegetation removal. If vegetation is determined to be obstructing a motorist’s view at an intersection, a Traffic Division employee will leave a notice for the property owner to trim or remove the vegetation. To report unsafe conditions due to overgrown vegetation, please call 252-972-1121.

Traffic Cameras

As part of the Computerized Traffic Signal System, the city maintains and operates 20 CCTV camera sites. Cameras are located along the higher volume roadways:

    • Sunset Avenue and Wesleyan Boulevard
    • US 64 Bypass and Wesleyan Boulevard
    • Benvenue Road and Wesleyan Boulevard
    • Church Street and US 64 Bypass
    • Sunset Avenue and Winstead Avenue
    • Bethlehem Road and Beechwood Drive
    • Wesleyan Boulevard and Bethlehem Road
    • Sunset Avenue and Grace Street
    • NW Main Street and Thomas Street
    • Raleigh Boulevard and Grand Avenue/Fairview Road
    • Raleigh Boulevard and US 64 Bypass
    • Wesleyan Boulevard and Thomas A. Betts Parkway
    • Wesleyan Boulevard and Jeffreys Road
    • Benvenue Road and US 64 Bypass
    • Benvenue Road and Goldrock Road
    • Jeffreys Road and Sutters Creek Boulevard
    • Hunter Hill Road and Country Club Road
    • Sunset Avenue and Circle Drive
    • Hunter Hill Road and Thomas A. Betts Parkway
    • Winstead Avenue and US 64 Bypass