J.M. Teague Engineering & Planning (JMTE) is a transportation engineering and planning firm that manages a variety of projects across the Southeast. We specialize in providing transportation engineering and planning solutions to municipalities, school systems, private institutions, and professional clients. Founded in 2010, JMTE is licensed to practice engineering in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky, and Alabama and is prequalified by several State Departments of Transportation. The engineers, planners, and technicians at JMTE embrace the need for safe, interconnected communities with inclusive policies and a variety of transportation and development choices for everyone. Located in Western North Carolina, we have the capability and resources to serve a variety of clients throughout the Southeast, while maintaining a special interest in serving the many smaller communities and municipalities across the region and throughout Appalachia. With a dedicated and diverse staff of professionals, JMTE provides dependable planning, innovative engineering, and long-lasting client relationships.

JMTE cares.  It’s that simple.  We care for our coworkers through respecting and honoring diversity in each member of our staff.  We care for our clients by providing dependable, innovative work while establishing connections beyond the scope of business that build trusting relationships for the long term.  We care for our community by volunteering for boards, community projects and functions and giving generously of our time and efforts to community charities.  JMTE cares.  It’s that simple.

JMTE “Cone Crushers” Win 2021 Big Brothers Big Sisters Virtual Bowling For Kid’s Sake Annual Fundraiser

Giving back to the communities we serve has been a part of JMTE’s DNA since opening its Waynesville office in 2010.  Each year Big Brothers Big Sisters of the 18-county Western North Carolina region hosts its largest annual fundraiser, Bowling For Kid’s Sake.  Because of the pandemic, this year’s event took the form of virtual bowling where teams of 4 or more individuals created and videoed their own unique bowling event.  JMTE team members, dressed in their highway safety vests, used a Zorb (large inflated clear plastic ball that holds a full-size adult) and several large orange highway safety barrels self-propelling the Zorb toward the stacked barrels.  Check out the video which tied for 1st place with another team from Cashiers, NC.  The event was characterized by uncontrolled laughter, gutter balls, falling barrels, and curious spectators at the Waynesville Recreation Center.


  • Traffic Impact Analyses
  • Traffic Modeling
  • GIS Mapping (Geospatial Mapping)
  • CAD Design
  • Pavement and Sidewalk Condition Surveys
  • Parking Studies
  • Parking Lot Design
  • Small Area Plans
  • Corridor Studies
  • Regulatory Sign Inventory
  • Wayfinding Master Plans
  • Renderings and Graphic Design
  • Online Survey Development and Analysis 
  • Comprehensive Planning
  • Ordinance Writing (including 160-D Updates)
  • Traffic Signal Design
  • Access Management
  • Intersection Analysis
  • Crash Analysis & Forensic Engineering
  • Parking Lot Design
  • Pavement Marking Plans
  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans
  • Event Operations and Logistics
  • Industrial Site Safety Analysis
  • School Operation Analysis
  • Pedestrian Safety Studies
  • Public Engagement
  • Complete Streets Design and Policies
  • Walk Audits and ADA Compliance (ADA Transition Plans)
  • Work Zone Flagger Training
  • Work Zone Installer Training
  • Work Zone Supervisor Training
  • Planning Board Training
  • MUTCD Compliance
  • Traffic Calming Studies
  • DOT Permitting