This State Highway procurement strategy documents the procurement practices the Transport Agency uses in procuring suppliers, and in the delivery of services and products to achieve best value for money. It incorporates a proactive, future-oriented approach to implementing delivery of projects on the State Highway network.
This NZ Transport Agency Guide to road tunnels is a supplement to the Austroads Guide to road tunnels. It provides specific guidance regarding the design, operation and maintenance of road tunnels on state highways in New Zealand.
Guidelines for Police attending traffic crashes on what is expected to be filled out on the Traffic Crash report form (POL 565). Some background on Safe System is also provided.
The government’s road safety strategy Safer Journeys highlights a need for improved safety on our high-risk intersections. The latest action plan sets out to “use the High risk intersections guide to identify and target the 100 highest risk intersections to address by 2020. A programme will be developed to improve at least 20 intersections in the course of this plan.
This specification describes technical, testing and certification requirements for mechanically controlled roadmarking applicators and associated equipment to be used for the application of long-life materials in compliance with NZTA P22 Specification for Reflectorised Pavement Marking, NZTA M24 Specification for Audio Tactile Profiled Roadmarkings, or NZTA P30 Specification for High...
This technical memorandum details advises on the status of Bridge W-Beam guardrail, its phase-out and accepted (restricted) future use.
From July 2013, “Bridge” W-Beam guardrail is no longer to be used for new installations on State highway structures. Repair of existing installations is permitted where the level of damage does not warrant system replacement.
These guidelines are for project managers, traffic and safety engineers, auditors and consultants for use with new and improved road projects. This document updates and replaces Road Safety Audit Procedures for Projects. Guideline. Transfund New Zealand Manual No. TFM9.
Road safety audits procedures must be applied for relevant projects with funding from the NLTP - see
This technical memorandum provides advice on the recommended practice for the mitigation of hazards associated with tubular handrails commonly installed for pedestrian/cyclist protection adjacent to roadways and on structures. This includes older tubular rail “barrier” systems on bridges with or without an adjacent footpath.
This policy document sets out the main roles and responsibilities of the various parties involved in the delivery of safe and effective tunnel management on the state highway network and more specifically the requirements for the inspection of the tunnels.
Part 9 Level crossings, is part of a suite of guidelines within the Traffic control devices manual (TCD Manual) prepared by the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA).
Part 9 Level crossings is intended to provide best practice guidance on the use of traffic control devices related to level crossings to both road and...
The Maintenance guidelines for local roads was included in the Planning Programming and Funding Manual (PPFM) during 2008/08 as the reference document guiding acceptable maintenance levels for local roads. While not included in subsequent versions of the PPFM it has continued to be used as an asset management guide. This 2012 version includes minor editorial changes to reflect current practices...
To advise of the compliance testing requirements for road safety hardware systems.
Note that this technical memorandum relates to the testing of new road safety hardware that is developed and significant variants of existing road safety hardware systems.
Contextual and financial information for transport investment partners, on the NZTA's investment in the 20012-15 National Land Transport Programme (NLTP).
The Task Force reviewed significant costs to the sector and existing business practice....
These guidelines for surfacing treatment selection have been written for asset managers, surfacing engineers and pavement designers. They aim to guide the reader in the engineering decision making and processes that need to occur in selecting a road surfacing treatment.
Introducing the Safe System approach to road safety for 'system designers'.
The guide has been developed to provide road controlling authorities, practitioners and policy makers with best practice advice to help identify, target and address key road safety issues on high-risk motorcycle routes.
It includes a range of countermeasures to assist road designers and engineers in developing appropriate best practice treatments to address road sections that are...
This study looked at a sample of street lighting installations spread over the urban areas of nine territorial local authorities. Standard street lighting parameters were measured in the field using a variety of instruments including illuminance meter, luminance meter and a calibrat+G14ed digital camera.
Field measurements were related to the ratio of night-time to day time crashes...
A suite of relationship proforma designed to enable NZTA’s Highways and Operations team to enter into relationships in a more transparent, structured and consistent manner.
NOTE: all Appendix are subject to intellectual copyright. Anyone wishing to utilise this document MUST contact NZTA at: SM033@nzta.govt.nz prior to its use.
This specification and guidance notes describe the required physical properties of dense graded asphaltic concrete for use in road pavements. Component physical characteristics are specified, as are the requirements of the asphaltic concrete mixture.
A pilot version of this specification (Draft M/10 2012) is available for review. Please contact