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Code of practice for temporary traffic management (COPTTM): Part 8 of the Traffic Control Devices manual (TCD Manual)

Published: | Category: Manuals , Signs & markings (permanent & temporary) | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors

This is the standard reference for all temporary traffic management on state highways and local roads. It includes levels of temporary traffic management, signs and forms used, and a series of sample traffic management plans. 

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Hard copies of CoPTTM can be ordered from NZ Print: email info@nzprint.co.nz or phone (04) 801 7892.

Electronic copies of CoPTTM can be downloaded at no cost from the following link: Manual sections

Publication details

  • Author:
  • Published: 01 November 2012
  • Version: 4th edition
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0-478-04701-0
  • Also known as: COPTTM

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Application

The 4th edition CoPTTM was available for use from 1 August 2012. It became mandatory on 1 November 2012. 

After 1 November parties to existing contracts signed using the 3rd edition were able to continue to apply the 3rd edition, or both parties by mutual agreement were able to move to the 4th edition.

Overview of recent changes to CoPTTM

TitleDate
Overview of recent changes to CoPTTM June 2016 [PDF, 31 KB] Jun 2016

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Manual sections

The manual sections listed below may be downloaded at no cost. Hard copies can be ordered from NZ Print: email info@nzprint.co.nz or phone (04) 801 7892.

4th edition manual sectionsDate
Feedback form [DOC, 58 KB] May 2016
Section A – Introduction and general [PDF, 733 KB] Jul 2015
Section B – Equipment [PDF, 2 MB] Jul 2015
Section C – Static operations [PDF, 1.9 MB] Jul 2015
Section D – Mobile operations [PDF, 850 KB] Jul 2015
Section E – Standard forms and descriptions [PDF, 6.2 MB] Jul 2015
Section F – Level LV and level 1 layout drawings [PDF, 4.7 MB] Jul 2015
Section G – Level 2 layout drawings [PDF, 3.2 MB] Jul 2015
Section H – Level 3 layout drawings [PDF, 2 MB] Jul 2015
Sections A to H – Combined sections [PDF, 21 MB] Jul 2015
Section I – Specific activity procedures and diagrams Ongoing
Section J – Level 1 temporary traffic management handbook Oct 2014

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Forms used for traffic management plans

FormsDate
01. Traffic Management Plan (TMP) - full form [DOC, 237 KB] Jun 2016
02. Guidelines for completion of traffic management plan (TMP) – full form [DOC, 182 KB] Jun 2016
03. Traffic Management Plan (TMP) - short form [DOC, 168 KB] Jun 2016
04. Guidelines for completion of traffic management plan (TMP) – short form [DOC, 109 KB] Jun 2016
05. On-site record [DOC, 116 KB] Jun 2016
06. CoPTTM incident report [DOC, 598 KB] Jun 2016
07. To be allocated as required  
08. Engineering exception decision (EED) [DOC, 74 KB] May 2013
09. Checking process for generic TMPs [DOC, 87 KB] May 2013
10. Site condition rating - full form [DOC, 185 KB] May 2013
11. Notice of non-conformance [DOC, 75 KB] May 2013
12. Site condition rating - short form [DOC, 146 KB] May 2013
13. Examples of ratings - short form [DOC, 68 KB] May 2013
14. Notification of road closure [DOC, 80 KB] May 2013
15. Schedule of specific job requirements [DOC, 83 KB] May 2013
16. Application for delegated authority [DOC, 78 KB] May 2013
17. Application for TMC approval of TMP [DOC, 84 KB] May 2013

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Technical notes

Technical notesDate
Technical note: portable traffic signals [PDF, 45 KB] Aug 2016
Changes to CoPTTM for HSWA 2015 [PDF, 115 KB] Jun 2016
Level 2 low speed (2LS) [PDF, 387 KB] Jun 2016
Guidelines for managing cyclists where cycle lanes are impacted by a worksite [PDF, 432 KB] May 2016
Information on Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) 2015 [PDF, 295 KB] 1 Mar 2016
Technical note: specification and approval for portable signals [PDF, 41 KB] Nov 2015
Technical note: TMA national register [DOCX, 69 KB] Nov 2014
Technical note: speed humps [PDF, 129 KB] Sep 2009
Technical note: TMA register project [PDF, 21 KB] Sep 2010

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Training

TitleDate
List of accredited NZTA temporary traffic management trainers [PDF, 45 KB] 30 Jul 2015

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CoPTTM governance group

TitleDate
Minutes of CGG meeting - 21 April 2016 [PDF, 192 KB] May 2016
Project - Low speed level 2 roads [PDF, 69 KB] May 2016
Project - Advanced Planning workshop [PDF, 36 KB] May 2016
Project - Auckland Transport audit pilot results [PDF, 29 KB] May 2016
Project - Cyclists/Temporary bus stops/Pedestrian temporary signage [PDF, 29 KB] May 2016
Project - CoPTTM for new H&S legislation [PDF, 27 KB] May 2016
Project - Central reporting procedure for incidents at worksites [PDF, 27 KB] May 2016
Project - Workers riding on back of work vehicles (research project) [PDF, 25 KB] May 2016
Project - Competency assessments for training [PDF, 26 KB] May 2016
Project - Value for Money assessment of CoPTTM (potential research project) [PDF, 26 KB] May 2016
Priority Project - Produce a policy for low speed level 2 roads [PDF, 36 KB] Oct 2015
Priority Project - Develop Advanced Planning workshop [PDF, 18 KB] Oct 2015
Priority Project - Review of AT audit pilot results [PDF, 21 KB] Oct 2015
Priority Project - Revise CoPTTM requirements for cyclists, temporary bus stops and pedestrian temporary signage [PDF, 20 KB] Oct 2015
Priority Project - Revise CoPTTM for new H&S legislation [PDF, 18 KB] Oct 2015
Priority Project - Develop a central reporting procedure for incidents at worksites [PDF, 18 KB] Oct 2015
Priority Project - Value for money assessment of CoPTTM [PDF, 13 KB] Oct 2015
Minutes of the CGG meeting on 26 August 2015 [PDF, 99 KB] Sep 2015
Minutes of the CoPTTM Governance Group (CGG) meeting [PDF, 99 KB] Oct 2014 (amended on 2 Sep 2015)
Terms of reference for the CGG [PDF, 35 KB] Oct 2014

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Levels of temporary traffic management (TTM): diagrams

All state highways are classified as a particular TTM level dependent on the traffic volumes. Four levels of TTM are described within the code and, in increasing order of complexity, these are:

  • Level LV - Low Volume Roads (AADT less than 500vpd)
  • Level 1 - Low to Moderate Volume Roads (AADT 500 to 10,000vpd)
  • Level 2 - High Volume Roads (AADT greater than 10,000vpd)
  • Level 3 - High Volume, High Speed Multi-lane Roads, Expressways and Motorways (AADT greater than 10,000vpd and speed greater than 75 km/h)

Signs used for temporary traffic management

For the dimensional, colour and layout requirements for traffic signs in New Zealand see the Traffic sign specifications section of the Traffic control devices manual.

To get a GIF image of a particular sign (eg to use in a traffic management diagram) follow the Get GIF image of sign [PDF, 228 KB] instructions.

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Amendments

Amendments made in the July 2015 update
Date
Details of amendments made for the July 2015 update [PDF, 266 KB] Jul 2015
Amendments made in the January 2015 update
Date
Details of amendments made for the January 2015 update [DOC, 111 KB] Jan 2015
Amendments made in the October 2014 update
Date
Details of amendments made for the October 2014 update [DOC, 2.1 MB] Oct 2014
Appendix G for Update Notice - October 2014 [DOC, 162 KB] Oct 2014
Amendments made in the July 2013 update
Date
Details of amendments made for the July 2013 update [PDF, 68 KB] Jul 2013
Amendments made during period 1 November 2012 and May 2013
Tracked changes have been used to record amendments made to
CoPTTM 4th edition during the period of 1 November 2012 and May 2013
Date
Section A – Tracked changes [PDF, 693 KB] May 2013
Section B – Tracked changes [PDF, 2 MB] May 2013
Section C – Tracked changes [PDF, 2.6 MB] May 2013
Section D – Tracked changes [PDF, 752 KB]
(PDF, 51 pages | 753KB)
May 2013
Section E – Tracked changes [PDF, 14 MB] May 2013
Section F, G & H – Summary of changes [PDF, 15 KB] May 2013
Amendments made to forms during the period of 1 November 2012 and May 2013
Date
01. Traffic Management Plan (TMP) - full form - tracked changes [PDF, 76 KB] May 2013
02. Traffic management plan (TMP) – full form with on-site record - tracked changes [PDF, 91 KB] May 2013
03. Guidelines for completion of traffic management plan (TMP) – full form - tracked changes [PDF, 94 KB] May 2013
04. Traffic Management Plan (TMP) - short form - tracked changes [PDF, 43 KB] May 2013
05. Traffic management plan (TMP) – short form with on-site record - tracked changes [PDF, 59 KB] May 2013
06. Guidelines for completion of traffic management plan (TMP) – short form - tracked changes [PDF, 64 KB] May 2013
07. On-site record - tracked changes [PDF, 29 KB] May 2013
08. Engineering exception decision (EED) - tracked changes [PDF, 16 KB] May 2013
09. Checking process for generic TMPs - tracked changes [PDF, 35 KB] May 2013
10. Site condition rating - full form - tracked changes [PDF, 46 KB] May 2013
11. Notice of non-conformance - tracked changes [PDF, 23 KB] May 2013
12. Site condition rating - short form - tracked changes [PDF, 53 KB] May 2013
13. Examples of ratings - short form - tracked changes [PDF, 29 KB] May 2013
14. Notification of road closure - tracked changes [PDF, 21 KB] May 2013
15. Schedule of specific job requirements - tracked changes [PDF, 25 KB] May 2013
16. Application for delegated authority - tracked changes [PDF, 21 KB] May 2013
17. Application for TMC approval of TMP - tracked changes [PDF, 20 KB] May 2013

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Archived CoPTTM documents

Levels of temporary traffic management (TTM): diagrams
Date
The state highway network [PDF, 657 KB]  2005
Auckland Region [PDF, 487 KB]  2005
Waikato Region [PDF, 1.3 MB]  2005
Bay of Plenty Region [PDF, 491 KB]  2005
Manawatu Region [PDF, 686 KB] 2005
Wellington Region [PDF, 561 KB]  2005
Christchurch Region [PDF, 195 KB] 2005
Christchurch City [PDF, 144 KB]  2005
Dunedin Region [PDF, 256 KB]  2005
4th edition forms
superseded June 2016
Date
01. Traffic Management Plan (TMP) - full form [DOC, 165 KB] Jul 2015
03. Guidelines for completion of traffic management plan (TMP) – full form [DOC, 185 KB] Jul 2015
04. Traffic Management Plan (TMP) - short form [DOC, 101 KB] Jul 2015
06. Guidelines for completion of traffic management plan (TMP) – short form [DOC, 109 KB] Jul 2015
07. On-site record [DOC, 115 KB] Jul 2015
4th edition manual sections
effective from 1 December 2014 to 31 July 2015
Date
Feedback form [DOC, 371 KB] Oct 2014
Section A [PDF, 1.1 MB] Jan 2015
Section B [PDF, 2.3 MB] Oct 2014
Section C [PDF, 2.4 MB] Oct 2014
Section D [PDF, 1.2 MB] Jan 2015
Section E [PDF, 7 MB] Oct 2014
Section F Level LV and level 1 diagrams [PDF, 5.3 MB] Oct 2014
Section G Level 2 diagrams [PDF, 3.8 MB] Oct 2014
Section H Level 3 diagrams [PDF, 2.7 MB] Oct 2014
Sections A to H [PDF, 17 MB] Jan 2015
4th edition manual sections
from 1 July 2013 to 30 November 2014
Date
Section A
(PDF, 65 pages | 599KB)
Jul 2013
Section B
(PDF, 76 pages | 1.67MB)
Jul 2013
Section C
(PDF, 112 pages | 2.46MB)
Jul 2013
Section D
(PDF, 51 pages | 734KB)
Sept 2013
Section E
(PDF, 49 pages | 6.62MB)
Jul 2013
Section F Level LV and level 1 diagrams
(PDF, 72 pages | 3.56MB)
Jul 2013
Section G Level 2 diagrams
(PDF, 49 pages | 2.65MB)
Jul 2013
Section H Level 3 diagrams
(PDF, 38 pages | 1.52MB)
Jul 2013
Sections A to H [PDF, 10 MB]
(PDF, 531 pages | 9.59MB)
Jul 2013
3rd edition manual sections
Date
Covering letter and memo
(PDF, 3 pages | 80KB)
Nov 2004
Foreword
(PDF, 14 pages | 90KB)
13 Mar 2006
Section A: Introduction and general
(PDF, 56 pages | 250KB)
Nov 2004
Section B: Equipment
(PDF, 64 pages | 820KB)
13 Mar 2006
Section C: Static operations
(PDF, 126 pages | 1.65MB)
27 Jan 2005
Section D: Mobile operations
(PDF, 30 pages | 180KB)
Nov 2004
Section E1: Level LV roads - static and mobile operations
(PDF, 5 pages | 380KB)
Nov 2004
Section E2: Level 1 roads - static operations
(PDF, 68 pages | 3.15MB)
Nov 2004
Section E3: Level 1 roads - mobile operations and TMP diagram
(PDF, 16 pages | 1.07MB)
Nov 2004
Section F1: Level 2 roads - static operations
(PDF, 61 pages | 7.7MB)
Nov 2004
Section F2: Level 2 roads - mobile operations
(PDF, 18 pages | 1.51MB)
Nov 2004
Section G1: Level 3 roads - static operations
(PDF, 33 pages | 3.95MB)
Nov 2004
Section G2: Level 3 roads - mobile & special operations
(PDF, 20 pages | 1.71MB)
Nov 2004
Section H: Appendices
(PDF, 36 pages | 290KB)
Nov 2004
February 2006 update notice
(PDF, 9 pages | 110KB)
Feb 2006
November 2007 update notice
(PDF, 2 pages | 40KB)
Nov 2007
November 2008 update notice
(PDF, 3 pages | 60KB)
Nov 2008
December 2009 update notice
(PDF, 32 pages | 586KB)
Nov 2010
Proposed timetable for Edition 4
(PDF, 2 pages | 84KB)
Dec 2010
Traffic management plan
(DOC, 3 pages | 110 KB)
26 Nov 2004
Schedule of specific job requirements
(DOC, 3 pages | 100 KB)
26 Nov 2004
Application for temporary speed limit
(DOC, 1 page | 100 KB)
26 Nov 2004
Site condition rating form
(DOC, 2 pages | 300 KB)
26 Nov 2004
Notice of non-conformance
(DOC, 1 page | 90 KB)
26 Nov 2004
Notification of road/lane closure of state highway roads
(DOC, 1 page | 140 KB)
26 Nov 2004
Technical note: level 2/3 sign stand bases
(PDF, 3 pages | 163KB)
Dec 2011
Technical note: new requirements and recommendations for truck mounted attenuator (TMA)
(PDF, 13 pages | 218 KB)
Dec 2008

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