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Department of Engineering

Director of Engineering: Everett P. Skipper, PE, BCEE

The purpose of the Department of Engineering is to provide professional engineering services for the City of Newport News.  To review the wide-range of responsibilities within the Department of Engineering, please use the following links:


  • 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;
  • Administration of the City Asbestos/Lead/Indoor Environmental Assessment Management Programs and Architectural Inspection of new construction and renovation of City facilities;
  • Management of the City Geographic Information System (GIS);
  • Maintain an internet site to display departmental services, points of contact and geographic information for public access;
  • 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 related to the City Stormwater Management (SWM) Program, complying with federal, state and local mandates;
  • Technical support for environmental initiatives including the City's Lake Enhancement and Flood Assistance programs;
  • Serves as the staff liaison on the City's Wetland Board;
  • Engineering services associated with the City Sewage Collection System Management Program (SECOMP);
  • Maintain the department's Environmental Management System (EMS) Program;
  • Engineering studies affecting the safety, health and welfare of citizens and visitors;
  • Administration of the City traffic programs, including traffic signs, traffic signals, pavement markings and streetlights; and
  • Administration of City initiatives to bring compliance in the City right-of-way with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


In the Spotlight

Street Index

An updated listing of all of the streets in the City of Newport News

Virginia Natural Gas Newport News SAVE Fact Sheets

Virginia Natural Gas is performing significant construction in the South District of Newport News as a part of its five-year SAVE program.

Fort Eustis Boulevard (Route 105) Bridge Replacement

On March 18, 2013 the City of Newport News will begin replacing the Fort Eustis Boulevard (Route 105) bridge. During this time traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction.

Free Dog Waste Stations

In an effort to reduce the amount of bacteria entering our local streams and waterways, the City of Newport News is offering free pet waste stations to neighborhoods and communities.
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Contact Information

Department of Engineering
7th Floor, City Hall
2400 Washington Ave
Newport News, VA  23607
Hours:  8:00 am to 5:00 pm
(757) 933-2311
(757) 926-8300 Fax
E-mail: 311

Construction Contracts Coordination
(757) 933-2311

(757) 933-2311

Permits and Fee Collection
(757) 933-2311
(757) 926-7559 Fax
E-mail:  Engineering Permits

Stormwater Management / Drainage
(757) 933-2311

Civil Design
(757) 933-2311

(757) 933-2311

Field Offices
513 Oyster Point Rd

Civil Construction Inspection
(757) 269-2471

Traffic Operations
(757) 933-2311


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