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

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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Application

The 4th edition CoPTTM may be applied from 1 August 2012, however it will not become mandatory until 1 November 2012. After 1 November, parties to existing contracts signed using the 3rd edition may continue to apply the 3rd edition, or both parties by mutual agreement may move to the 4th edition.

Generic traffic management plans (GTMP) lodged using the 3rd edition traffic management plan (TMP) form may remain in use until they are due for their 12-month review.

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]

Oct 2014
Section A – Introduction and general [PDF, 733 KB]

July 2015
Section B – Equipment [PDF, 2 MB]

July 2015
Section C – Static operations [PDF, 1.9 MB]

July 2015
Section D – Mobile operations [PDF, 850 KB]

July 2015
Section E – Standard forms and descriptions [PDF, 6.2 MB]

July 2015
Section F – Level LV and level 1 layout drawings [PDF, 4.7 MB]

July 2015
Section G – Level 2 layout drawings [PDF, 3.2 MB]

July 2015
Section H – Level 3 layout drawings [PDF, 2 MB]

July 2015
Sections A to H – Combined sections [PDF, 21 MB]

July 2015
Section I – Specific activity procedures and diagrams Ongoing
Section J – Level 1 TTM handbook Oct 2014

Forms used for traffic management plans

FormsDate
01. Traffic Management Plan (TMP) - full form [DOC, 165 KB]

July 2015
02. To be allocated as required.

 
03. Guidelines for completion of traffic management plan (TMP) – full form [DOC, 185 KB]

July 2015
04. Traffic Management Plan (TMP) - short form [DOC, 101 KB]

July 2015
05. To be allocated as required.

 
06. Guidelines for completion of traffic management plan (TMP) – short form [DOC, 109 KB]

July 2015
07. On-site record [DOC, 115 KB]

July 2015
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

Technical notes

Technical notesDate
TMA technical note Nov 2014
Technical note: portable traffic signals

Apr 2014
Technical note: speed humps

Sep 2009
Technical note: TMA register project

Sep 2010

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Training

TitleDate
List of accredited NZTA temporary traffic management trainers [PDF, 45 KB]
(PDF, 1 page | 50KB)
30 Jul 2015

CoPTTM governance group

Technical notesDate
Minutes of the CoPTTM Governance Group (CGG) meeting [PDF, 71 KB]

Oct 2014
Terms of reference for the CGG [PDF, 35 KB]

Oct 2014

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)

It should be noted that all state highways are classified as level 1 TTM unless shown otherwise on the maps listed.

DiagramsDate
The state highway network  2005
Auckland Region  2005
Waikato Region  2005
Bay of Plenty Region  2005
Manawatu Region 2005
Wellington Region  2005
Christchurch Region 2005
Christchurch City  2005
Dunedin Region  2005

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, 410 KB] instructions.

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Section I: Specific activity procedures and diagrams

Section I-1: Winter maintenance standard traffic management plans (TMPs)

NumberTitleDate
  About TMPs for winter maintenance operations 14 Jun 2006
TMP WM GS Grit spreading

14 Jun 2006
TMP WM SC Snow clearing

14 Jun 2006
TMP WM SCCR Snow clearing on a closed road

14 Jun 2006
TMP WM CMA-65 CMA application on a road with a posted speed limit less than 65km/h

14 Jun 2006
TMP WM CMA+65 CMA application on a road with a posted speed limit greater than 65km/h

14 Jun 2006
TMP WM RS Road sweeping

14 Jun 2006

Section I-2: Road marking standard TMPs

NumberTitleDate
  Introduction

26 Feb 2010
RM 01 Marking a flush median

26 Feb 2010
RM 02 Shoulder bar marking under 65km/h zone

26 Feb 2010
RM 03 Shoulder bar marking using a tail pilot - over 65km/h

26 Feb 2010
RM 04 Pedestrian crossing - 1st phase - 2nd phases

26 Feb 2010
RM 05 Intersection marking - 4 way, 1st and 2nd phase

26 Feb 2010
RM 06 Intersection marking - letters and symbols - 2 way flow

26 Feb 2010
RM 07 Intersection marking - limit lines - MTC

26 Feb 2010
RM 08 Intersection marking: right turn bay

26 Feb 2010
RM 09 Centreline marking: under 65km/h

26 Feb 2010
RM 10 Reserved  
RM 11 Centreline marking - with cone pick up vehicle

26 Feb 2010
RM 12 Centreline marking - line protection vehicle

19 Mar 2010
RM 13 Edgeline marking - less than 65km/h zone

26 Feb 2010
RM 14 Reserved  
RM 15 Edgeline marking - using tail pilot

26 Feb 2010
RM 16 Edgeline marking - with cone pick up vehicle

26 Feb 2010

Section I-3: Events - Reserved

Section I-4: Vehicle crossing construction - Reserved

Section I-5: Stock droving

NumberTitleDate
  Section I-5: Stock under control (crossing and droving)
(PDF, 7 pages | 572 KB)
23 Apr 2015
  Stock under control TMP - Short form
(DOC 2 pages | 103 KB)
23 Apr 2015

Section I-6: Roadside assistance - Reserved

Section I-7: Kerbside collection

NumberTitleDate
TMP 01 Bin or bag side loader - from left hand side of the road only
(DOC, 3 pages | 217 KB)
28 June 2013
TMP 02 Bin or bag side loader - dual lanes
(DOC, 3 pages | 217 KB)
28 June 2013
TMP 03 Bin or bag side or rear loader - dual lanes from left hand side of the road only
(DOC, 3 pages | 237 KB)
28 June 2013
TMP 04 Bin or bag rear loader (or right side manual loading) - dual lanes and operating in the right lane
(DOC, 3 pages | 268 KB)
28 June 2013
TMP 05 Inorganic waste collection rear loader on level 2 roads over 65km/h
(DOC, 3 pages | 697 KB)
28 June 2013
TMP 06 Inorganic waste collection rear loader on dual lane level 2 roads over 65km/h –include shadow vehicle if directed by the RCA
(DOC, 3 pages | 957 KB)
28 June 2013
TMP 07 Bin or bag rear loader - from left hand side of the road only – Level 1 roads
(DOC, 3 pages | 262 KB)
28 June 2013
TMP 08 Bag only rear loader - dual lanes and operating in the left lane – level 2 roads all speeds
(DOC, 3 pages | 268 KB)
28 June 2013

Section I-8: Sealing and resealing operations - Reserved

Section I-9: Speed cameras (consult with the New Zealand Police) - Reserved

Section I-10: Level 1 traffic management diagrams - Reserved

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Section J: Level 1 temporary traffic management handbook

Technical notesDate
Section J Handbook including diagrams [PDF, 12 MB]

Dec 2014
Section J Diagrams only [PDF, 12 MB]

Dec 2014

Level 1 TMDs to be used in TMPs

Static operations

No.LOW VOLUME ROADS
SHOULDER AND BERM 
F1.1 [JPG, 271 KB] Shoulder closure             
F1.2 [JPG, 224 KB] Shoulder closure - low-risk (under 250vpd)  
TWO-WAY TWO-LANE ROAD
F1.3 [JPG, 350 KB] Lane closure - low-risk (under 250vpd)                    Under 65km/h - must have CSD in both directions
F1.4 [JPG, 379 KB] All traffic stopped temporarily Manual traffic control
F1.5 [JPG, 386 KB] Single-lane alternating flow Manual traffic control
F1.6 [JPG, 328 KB] Single-lane alternating flow Portable traffic signals
F1.7 [JPG, 353 KB] Single-lane  Give way control
F1.8 [JPG, 268 KB] Short no exit road  
No.LEVEL 1 ROADS
FOOTPATH
F2.1 [JPG, 341 KB] Footpath diverted onto berm behind working space First preference
F2.2 [JPG, 419 KB] Footpath diverted onto berm between working space and carriageway Second preference
F2.3 [JPG, 450 KB] Footpath diverted onto carriageway Third preference
F2.4 [JPG, 326 KB] Footpath closed - permanent speed less than 65km/h Fourth preference 
SHOULDER, BERM AND PARKING LANE
F2.5 [JPG, 309 KB] Work on berm and/or footpath Permanent speed less than 65km/h
F2.6 [JPG, 395 KB] Work in parking lane Permanent speed less than 65km/h
F2.7 [JPG, 262 KB] Shoulder closure  
CYCLE LANE
F2.8 [JPG, 342 KB] Traffic not crossing road centre Diverted cycle lane
F2.9 [JPG, 390 KB] Traffic crossing road centre Diverted cycle lane - coned lane control
F2.10 [JPG, 385 KB] Traffic not crossing road centre Cycle lane closed
TWO-WAY TWO-LANE ROAD
F2.11 [JPG, 338 KB] Traffic not crossing road centre  
F2.12 [JPG, 372 KB] Traffic not crossing road centre Signs on median 
F2.13 [JPG, 386 KB] Traffic crossing road centre Two-lane diversion
F2.14 [JPG, 474 KB] Single-lane alternating flow Manual traffic control (Stop/Go or Stop/Slow)
F2.15 [JPG, 449 KB] All traffic stopped temporarily Manual traffic control (Stop/Go or Stop/Slow)
F2.16 [JPG, 439 KB] Single-lane (traffic volume less than 1000vpd - 80vph) Give way control
J2.16a [JPG, 267 KB] Short no exit road                    
F2.17 [JPG, 449 KB] Single-lane alternating flow Portable traffic signals
F2.18 [JPG, 361 KB] Work in centre of road  
J2.18a [JPG, 449 KB] In centre of road with median Signs on media 
  Intersection or roundabout
F2.19 [JPG, 378 KB] Road works on side road after intersection - TSL on side road Traffic not crossing road centre    
J2.19a [JPG, 279 KB] Major obstruction close to intersection Allows shorter sign spacings and MTC operation
F2.20 [JPG, 354 KB] Road works on side road after intersection - TSL on main road  Traffic not crossing road centre
J2.20a [JPG, 399 KB] After intersection - Traffic not crossing road centre  
J2.20b [JPG, 281 KB] After intersection - Traffic crossing road centre  
J2.20c [JPG, 271 KB] Before intersection - Traffic not crossing road centre  
J2.20d [JPG, 277 KB] Before intersection - Traffic crossing road centre  
J2.20e [JPG, 275 KB] On median near intersection  
F2.21 [JPG, 318 KB] Work in middle of intersection  
J2.21a [JPG, 267 KB] Work on existing roundabout  
F2.22 [JPG, 446 KB] Closure at corner of an intersection Manual traffic control (Stop/Go or Stop/Slow)
  Road closures and detours
F2.23 [JPG, 403 KB] Road closure Temporary route around a hazard or workspace
F2.24 [JPG, 197 KB] Road closure - detour route Example                                    
F2.25 [JPG, 366 KB] Typical detour route signing Example     
J2.25a [JPG, 348 KB] Partial carriageway closure and detours - One way            Example
  Other hazard
F2.26 [JPG, 238 KB] Flooding, washout, slip, slippery surface  
J2.26a [JPG, 226 KB] Tree felling Less than 2 x tree height 
J2.26b [JPG, 353 KB] Mower and gardening operations Tree pruning/trimming in berm only
J2.26c [JPG, 310 KB] Shelter belt trimming  
  Unattended worksites
F2.27 [JPG, 245 KB] New seal  Unattended and/or unswept worksite
F2.28 [JPG, 455 KB] Surface hazard  
J2.28a [JPG, 335 KB] Manhole work  
F2.29 [JPG, 313 KB] Seal repairs on a curve  
ONE-WAY TWO-LANE DIVIDED OR TWO-LANE  ROAD
F2.30 [JPG, 286 KB] Left-lane closure  
F2.31 [JPG, 290 KB] Right-lane closure  
F2.32 [JPG, 382 KB] One-lane closure Temporary two-lane diversion
F2.33 [JPG, 476 KB] Lane diversions in both directions  
J2.33a [JPG, 457 KB] Lanes diverted                            
F2.34 [JPG, 398 KB] Work in middle of road
TWO-WAY THREE-LANE ROAD
F2.35 [JPG, 445 KB] 2 x 1 centre-lane closure  
F2.36 [JPG, 390 KB] Contraflow lane closure                                                     
TWO-WAY FOUR-LANE ROAD
F2.37 [JPG, 370 KB] Left-lane closure  
F2.38 [JPG, 445 KB] Two-lane closure One-lane contraflow                                                     
F2.39 [JPG, 407 KB] 2 x 2 centre-lane closures                            
J2.39a [JPG, 456 KB] Right lane closure     
ONE-WAY THREE-LANE DIVIDED OR THREE-LANE ROAD   
F2.40 [JPG, 313 KB] One-lane closure Left lane                                 
F2.41 [JPG, 202 KB] Two-lane closure Left and centre lanes                        
J2.41a [JPG, 330 KB] Two lane closure  Right and centre lanes                  
F2.42 [JPG, 405 KB] Two-lane closure Two lane temporary diversion
J2.42a [JPG, 349 KB] Middle lane closed on roads 50km/h or less                 Not for use on state highways

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Mobile operations

No.LOW-VOLUME ROADS
TWO-WAY TWO-LANE ROAD
F3.1 [JPG, 288 KB] Road inspection activities  
F3.2 [JPG, 244 KB] Work vehicle is in a lane With CSD - on LV Low-risk roads (any speed) and LV roads under 65km/h
F3.3 [JPG, 316 KB] Work vehicle is on berm, shoulder or lane No CSD
F3.4 [JPG, 222 KB] Work vehicle on shoulder or berm - clear of live lane  CSD not required
No.LEVEL 1 ROADS
TWO-WAY TWO-LANE ROAD
F4.1 [JPG, 202 KB] Work vehicle is more than five (5) metres from the edgeline Any speed 
F4.2 [JPG, 292 KB] Work vehicle is within five (5) metres of the edgeline CSD to work vehicle:
■ not required under 65km/h
■ required over  65km/h
F4.3 [JPG, 270 KB] Work vehicle is within five (5) metres of the edgeline Speed limit over 65km/h
The rear visibility is less than CSD
F4.4 [JPG, 256 KB] Work vehicle is in a lane Permanent speed under 65km/h
F4.5 [JPG, 246 KB] Work vehicle is in a lane Permanent speed over 65km/h
CSD forward visibility to work vehicle
F4.6 [JPG, 290 KB] Work vehicle is in a lane Permanent speed over 65km/h
No CSD to work vehicle
F4.7 [JPG, 284 KB] Personnel on the road Any speed
ONE-WAY TWO-LANE DIVIDED OR TWO-LANE  ROAD      
F4.8 [JPG, 264 KB] Work vehicle in the right lane Permanent speed over 65km/h
J4.8a [JPG, 276 KB] Personnel on the road Any speed
F4.9 [JPG, 303 KB] Part or all of a lane occupied Semi-static closure – work for up to 1 hour
INSPECTION ACTIVITIES 
J4.10 [JPG, 423 KB] On shoulder and on the live lane  

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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

4th edition manual sections
effective from 1 December 2014 to 31 July 2015
Date
Feedback form [DOC, 58 KB] Oct 2014
Section A [PDF, 639 KB] Jan 2015
Section B [PDF, 1.8 MB] Oct 2014
Section C [PDF, 1.9 MB] Oct 2014
Section D [PDF, 743 KB] Jan 2015
Section E [PDF, 6.5 MB] Oct 2014
Section F Level LV and level 1 diagrams [PDF, 4.8 MB] Oct 2014
Section G Level 2 diagrams [PDF, 3.3 MB] Oct 2014
Section H Level 3 diagrams [PDF, 2.2 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, 9.6 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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