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

Published: 01 11 2012

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.

4th edition manual sections Date
Feedback form
(DOC 3 pages | 58KB)
Oct 2014
Section A
(PDF 65 pages | 599KB)
Oct 2014
Section B
(PDF 76 pages | 1.67MB)
Oct 2014
Section C
(PDF 112 pages | 2.46MB)
Oct 2014
Section D
(PDF 51 pages | 734KB)
Oct 2014
Section E
(PDF 49 pages | 6.62MB)
Oct 2014
Section F Level LV and level 1 diagrams
(PDF 72 pages | 3.56MB)
Oct 2014
Section G Level 2 diagrams
(PDF 49 pages | 2.65MB)
Oct 2014
Section H Level 3 diagrams
(PDF 38 pages | 1.52MB)
Oct 2014
Sections A to H
(PDF 531 pages | 9.59MB)
Oct 2014

Forms used for traffic management plans

Forms Date
01. Traffic Management Plan (TMP) - full form
(DOC, 8 pages | 167KB)
May 2013
02. Traffic management plan (TMP) – full form with on-site record
(DOC, 9 pages | 204KB)
May 2013
03. Guidelines for completion of traffic management plan (TMP) – full form
(DOC, 9 pages | 186KB)
May 2013
04. Traffic Management Plan (TMP) - short form
(DOC, 2 pages | 102KB)
May 2013
05. Traffic management plan (TMP) – short form with on-site record
(DOC, 3 pages | 138KB)
May 2013
06. Guidelines for completion of traffic management plan (TMP) – short form
(DOC, 3 pages | 110KB)
May 2013
07. On-site record
(DOC, 1 page | 82KB)
May 2013
08. Engineering exception decision (EED)
(DOC, 1 page | 73KB)
May 2013
09. Checking process for generic TMPs
(DOC, 1 page | 86KB)
May 2013
10. Site condition rating - full form
(DOC, 1 page | 185KB)
May 2013
11. Notice of non-conformance
(DOC, 1 page | 74KB)
May 2013
12. Site condition rating - short form
(DOC, 1 page | 146KB)
May 2013
13. Examples of ratings - short form
(DOC, 1 page | 68KB)
May 2013
14. Notification of road closure
(DOC, 1 page | 80KB)
May 2013
15. Schedule of specific job requirements
(DOC, 1 page | 83KB)
May 2013
16. Application for delegated authority
(DOC, 1 page | 77KB)
May 2013
17. Application for TMC approval of TMP
(DOC, 1 page | 83KB)
May 2013

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Technical notes

Technical notes Date
Technical note: portable traffic signals
(PDF, 2 pages | 46KB)
Apr 2014
Technical note: speed humps
(PDF, 5 pages | 30KB)
Sep 2009
Technical note: TMA register project
(PDF, 2 pages | 22KB)
Sep 2010

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Training

Title Date
List of accredited NZTA temporary traffic management trainers
(PDF, 1 page | 20KB)
27 June 2013

CoPTTM governance group

Technical notes Date
Minutes of the CoPTTM Governance Group (CGG) meeting
(PDF, 7 pages | 71KB)
Oct 2014
Terms of reference for the CGG
(PDF, 2 pages | 36KB)
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.

Diagrams Date
The state highway network (PDF, 1 page | 640 KB) 2005
Auckland Region (PDF, 1 page | 480 KB) 2005
Waikato Region (PDF, 1 page | 220 KB) 2005
Bay of Plenty Region (PDF, 1 page | 480 KB) 2005
Manawatu Region (PDF, 1 page | 670 KB) 2005
Wellington Region (PDF, 1 page | 550 KB) 2005
Christchurch Region (PDF, 1 page | 190 KB) 2005
Christchurch City (PDF, 1 page | 140 KB) 2005
Dunedin Region (PDF, 1 page | 250KB) 2005

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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 instructions.

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Section I: Specific activity procedures and diagrams

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

Number Title Date
  About TMPs for winter maintenance operations 14 Jun 2006
TMP WM GS Grit spreading
(DOC, 4 pages | 176KB)
14 Jun 2006
TMP WM SC Snow clearing
(DOC, 4 pages | 176KB)
14 Jun 2006
TMP WM SCCR Snow clearing on a closed road
(DOC, 4 pages | 217KB)
14 Jun 2006
TMP WM CMA-65 CMA application on a road with a posted speed limit less than 65 km/h
(DOC, 4 pages| 173KB)
14 Jun 2006
TMP WM CMA+65 CMA application on a road with a posted speed limit greater than 65 km/h
(DOC, 4 pages | 198 KB)
14 Jun 2006
TMP WM RS Road sweeping
(DOC, 4 pages | 189 KB)
14 Jun 2006

Section I-2: Road marking standard TMPs

Number Title Date
  Introduction
(PDF, 2 pages | 23 KB)
26 Feb 2010
RM 01 Marking a flush median
(DOC 5 pages | 589 KB)
26 Feb 2010
RM 02 Shoulder bar marking under 65 km/h zone
(DOC 5 pages | 575 KB)
26 Feb 2010
RM 03 Shoulder bar marking using a tail pilot - over 65 km/h
(DOC 3 pages | 557 KB)
26 Feb 2010
RM 04 Pedestrian crossing - 1st phase - 2nd phases
(DOC 6 pages | 924 KB)
26 Feb 2010
RM 05 Intersection marking - 4 way, 1st and 2nd phase
(DOC 6 pages | 1 MB)
26 Feb 2010
RM 06 Intersection marking - letters and symbols - 2 way flow
(DOC 5 pages | 1 MB)
26 Feb 2010
RM 07 Intersection marking - limit lines - MTC
(DOC 5 pages | 1.1 MB)
26 Feb 2010
RM 08 Intersection marking: right turn bay
(DOC 3 pages | 686 KB)
26 Feb 2010
RM 09 Centreline marking: under 65 km/h
(DOC 5 pages | 576 KB)
26 Feb 2010
RM 10 Reserved  
RM 11 Centreline marking - with cone pick up vehicle
(DOC, 6 pages | 565 KB)
26 Feb 2010
RM 12 Centreline marking - line protection vehicle
(PDF, 5 pages | 113 KB)
19 Mar 2010
RM 13 Edgeline marking - less than 65 km/h zone
(DOC, 3 pages | 575 KB)
26 Feb 2010
RM 14 Reserved  
RM 15 Edgeline marking - using tail pilot
(DOC, 5 pages | 524 KB)
26 Feb 2010
RM 16 Edgeline marking - with cone pick up vehicle
(DOC, 5 pages | 603 KB)
26 Feb 2010

Section I-3: Events - Reserved

Section I-4: Vehicle crossing construction - Reserved

Section I-5: Stock droving - Reserved

Section I-6: Roadside assistance - Reserved

Section I-7: Kerbside collection

Number Title Date
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 diagrames - Reserved

Section J: Level 1 temporary traffic management handbook

Technical notes Date
Section J Handbook including diagrams
(PDF, 7 pages | 71KB)
Oct 2014
Section J Diagrams only
(PDF, 2 pages | 36KB)
Oct 2014

Level 1 TMDs to be used in TMPs

Static Operations

No. LOW VOLUME ROADS
SHOULDER AND BERM 
F1.1 Shoulder closure             
F1.2 Shoulder closure - low-risk (under 250vpd)  
TWO-WAY TWO-LANE ROAD
F1.3 Lane closure - low-risk (under 250vpd)                    Under 65km/h - must have CSD in both directions
F1.4 All traffic stopped temporarily Manual traffic control
F1.5 Single-lane alternating flow Manual traffic control
F1.6 Single-lane alternating flow Portable traffic signals
F1.7 Single-lane  Give way control
F1.8 Short no exit road  
No. LEVEL 1 ROADS
FOOTPATH
F2.1 Footpath diverted onto berm behind working space First preference
F2.2 Footpath diverted onto berm between working space and carriageway Second preference
F2.3 Footpath diverted onto carriageway Third preference
F2.4 Footpath closed - permanent speed less than 65km/h Fourth preference 
SHOULDER, BERM AND PARKING LANE
F2.5 Work on berm and/or footpath Permanent speed less than 65km/h
F2.6 Work in parking lane Permanent speed less than 65km/h
F2.7 Shoulder closure  
CYCLE LANE
F2.8 Traffic not crossing road centre Diverted cycle lane
F2.9 Traffic crossing road centre Diverted cycle lane - coned lane control
F2.10 Traffic not crossing road centre Cycle lane closed
TWO-WAY TWO-LANE ROAD
F2.11 Traffic not crossing road centre  
F2.12 Traffic not crossing road centre Signs on median 
F2.13 Traffic crossing road centre Two-lane diversion
F2.14 Single-lane alternating flow Manual traffic control (Stop/Go or Stop/Slow)
F2.15 All traffic stopped temporarily Manual traffic control (Stop/Go or Stop/Slow)
F2.16 Single-lane (traffic volume less than 1000vpd - 80vph) Give way control
J2.16a Short no exit road                    
F2.17 Single-lane alternating flow Portable traffic signals
F2.18 Work in centre of road  
J2.18a In centre of road with median Signs on media 
  Intersection or roundabout
F2.19 Road works on side road after intersection - TSL on side road Traffic not crossing road centre    
J2.19a Major obstruction close to intersection Allows shorter sign spacings and MTC operation
F2.20 Road works on side road after intersection - TSL on main road  Traffic not crossing road centre
J2.20a After intersection - Traffic not crossing road centre  
J2.20b After intersection - Traffic crossing road centre  
J2.20c Before intersection - Traffic not crossing road centre  
J2.20d Before intersection - Traffic crossing road centre  
J2.20e On median near intersection  
F2.21 Work in middle of intersection  
J2.21a Work on existing roundabout  
F2.22 Closure at corner of an intersection Manual traffic control (Stop/Go or Stop/Slow)
  Road closures and detours
F2.23 Road closure Temporary route around a hazard or workspace
F2.24 Road closure - detour route Example                                    
F2.25 Typical detour route signing Example     
J2.25a Partial carriageway closure and detours - One way            Example
  Other hazard
F2.26 Flooding, washout, slip, slippery surface  
J2.26a Tree felling

Less than 2 x tree height 
J2.26b Mower and gardening operations Tree pruning/trimming in berm only
J2.26c Shelter belt trimming  
  Unattended worksites
F2.27 New seal  Unattended and/or unswept worksite
F2.28 Surface hazard  
J2.28a Manhole work  
F2.29 Seal repairs on a curve  
ONE-WAY TWO-LANE DIVIDED OR TWO-LANE  ROAD
F2.30 Left-lane closure  
F2.31 Right-lane closure  
F2.32 One-lane closure Temporary two-lane diversion
F2.33 Lane diversions in both directions  
J2.33a Lanes diverted                            
F2.34 Work in middle of road
TWO-WAY THREE-LANE ROAD
F2.35 2 x 1 centre-lane closure  
F2.36 Contraflow lane closure                                                     
TWO-WAY FOUR-LANE ROAD
F2.37 Left-lane closure  
F2.38 Two-lane closure One-lane contraflow                                                     
F2.39 2 x 2 centre-lane closures                            
J2.39a Right lane closure     
ONE-WAY THREE-LANE DIVIDED OR THREE-LANE ROAD   
F2.40 One-lane closure Left lane                                 
F2.41 Two-lane closure Left and centre lanes                        
J2.41a Two lane closure  Right and centre lanes                  
F2.42 Two-lane closure Two lane temporary diversion
J2.42a Middle lane closed on roads 50km/h or less                 Not for use on state highways

Mobile Operations

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


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Amendments

Amendments made in the October 2014 update
Date
Details of amendments made for the October 2014 update
(DOC, 32 pages | 2.11MB)
Oct 2014
Appendix G for Update Notice - October 2014
(DOC, 14 pages | 162KB)
Oct 2014
Amendments made in the July 2013 update
Date
Details of amendments made for the July 2013 update
(PDF, 7 pages | 69KB)
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, 73 pages | 700KB)
May 2013
Section B - Tracked changes
(PDF, 81 pages | 2.04MB)
May 2013
Section C - Tracked changes
(PDF, 124 pages | 2.67MB)
May 2013
Section D - Tracked changes
(PDF, 51 pages | 753KB)
May 2013
Section E - Tracked changes
(PDF, 98 pages | 14.00MB)
May 2013
Section F, G & H - Summary of changes
(PDF, 1 page | 15KB)
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, 9 pages | 77KB)
May 2013
02. Traffic management plan (TMP) – full form with on-site record - tracked changes
(PDF, 10 pages | 92KB)
May 2013
03. Guidelines for completion of traffic management plan (TMP) – full form - tracked changes
(PDF, 9 pages | 94KB)
May 2013
04. Traffic Management Plan (TMP) - short form - tracked changes
(PDF, 2 pages | 44KB)
May 2013
05. Traffic management plan (TMP) – short form with on-site record - tracked changes
(PDF, 4 pages | 60KB)
May 2013
06. Guidelines for completion of traffic management plan (TMP) – short form - tracked changes
(PDF, 4 pages | 65KB)
May 2013
07. On-site record - tracked changes
(PDF, 1 page | 29KB)
May 2013
08. Engineering exception decision (EED) - tracked changes
(PDF, 1 page | 19KB)
May 2013
09. Checking process for generic TMPs - tracked changes
(PDF, 1 page | 27KB)
May 2013
10. Site condition rating - full form - tracked changes
(PDF, 1 page | 44KB)
May 2013
11. Notice of non-conformance - tracked changes
(PDF, 1 page | 23KB)
May 2013
12. Site condition rating - short form - tracked changes
(PDF, 1 page | 54KB)
May 2013
13. Examples of ratings - short form - tracked changes
(PDF, 1 page | 30KB)
May 2013
14. Notification of road closure - tracked changes
(PDF, 1 page | 21KB)
May 2013
15. Schedule of specific job requirements - tracked changes
(PDF, 1 page | 26KB)
May 2013
16. Application for delegated authority - tracked changes
(PDF, 1 page | 21KB)
May 2013
17. Application for TMC approval of TMP - tracked changes
(PDF, 1 page | 21KB)
May 2013

Archived CoPTTM documents

4th edition manual sections
from 1 July 2013 to 30 November 2013
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, 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