Traffic management initiatives help to keep our traffic moving at peak times and when over-dimension vehicles are using our roads or road works are being undertaken. It is the process or method of safely managing road users, including vehicles and pedestrians through, around or past an activity on a road reserve, with the minimum level of inconvenience.
On-site traffic management is arranged by trained staff in accordance with an approved Traffic Management Plan.
What is a Traffic Management Plan?
A Traffic Management Plan is a document that describes the design, implementation, maintenance and removal of temporary traffic management measures while the activity is carried out.
When is a Traffic Management Plan needed?
A Traffic Management Plan is required for:
Any activity that varies the normal operating conditions of any part of the road reserve (boundary to boundary). For example, if the work will prevent:
If the work to be done does not involve ‘opening the road’ e.g. scaffolding work or aerial work on existing poles, then the applicant ONLY requires a Traffic Management Plan.
Who designs the Traffic Management Plan?
Traffic Management Plans are required to be designed, set up and monitored by personnel qualified under NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) requirements. Service providers may be found in the Yellow Pages under 'Traffic Management Equipment & Services'.
Over-dimension and Overweight Transport Permits
There are national rules that regulate the maximum length, width, height, mass and axle loadings of all vehicles that travel on our roads. In some situations, it is necessary to exceed these dimension and mass limits, and special permits to do so must be obtained in advance.
More information on Over-dimension and Overweight Transport Permits.