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Erosion and sediment control guidelines for state highway infrastructure

Published: Sep 2014
  • ISBN: ISBN 978-0-478-41973-3 (online)
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

The guidelines have been developed to assist roading practitioners with the selection and design of erosion and sediment control practices.

The guidelines demonstrate our commitment to lowering environmental impacts, social and environmental responsibility, and improving the contributions of state highways to the well-being of New Zealand.

The inspection forms are...


Category: Road controlling authorities

State Highway procurement strategy

Published: Apr 2014
  • Also known as: Previous name State highway portfolio procurement strategy
  • Version: 2.1
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

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.


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State Highway Traffic Volumes 1975-2014

Published: 2014
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

The information contained in these publications is derived from the Transport Agency's state highway traffic data collection system. This system is used to provide network usage statistics for approximately 1500 monitoring sites.


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NZ Transport Agency Guide to road tunnels

Published: Dec 2013
  • Version: 1
  • ISBN: 978-0-478-41912-2 (online)
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

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.


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Traffic crash reports

Published: Sep 2013
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

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.


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High risk intersections guide

Published: Aug 2013
  • Also known as: High-risk intersections guide
  • ISBN: ISBN 978-0-478-40780-8 (online)
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

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.



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Long-Life Pavement Marking Material Applicator Testing

Published: 13 Jul 2013
  • Also known as: T12, T/12
  • Reference: SP/ST12: 2013 130514
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency and NZ Roadmarkers Federation

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...


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Road safety audit procedures for projects

Published: May 2013
  • Version: Interim release May 2013
  • ISBN: ISBN 978-0-478-40755-6
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

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


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Bridge W-Beam Guardrail Status

Published: May 2013
  • Reference: TM2010
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

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.


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Pipe Handrails and Fences

Published: May 2013
  • Reference: TM2011
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

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.


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Tunnels management and inspection policy

Published: 2013
  • Also known as: S/8
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

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.


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Traffic control devices manual (TCD Manual) - Part 09: Level crossings

Published: Dec 2012
  • Version: Second edition. Amendment 1
  • ISBN: 978-0-478-40712-9 (online)
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

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...


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Road safety hardware system testing

Published: Nov 2012
  • Also known as: TM2009 road safety hardware series
  • Reference: TM2009
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

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.


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Maintenance guidelines for local roads 2012

Published: Nov 2012
  • Reference: SP/M/035 Version: 2
  • ISBN: ISBN: 978-0-478-38037-8 (online)
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

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...


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Road Maintenance Task Force. Review of road maintenance regime

Published: Oct 2012
  • Also known as: RMTF report
  • ISBN: ISBN 978-0-478-39492-4
  • Author: Road Maintenance Task Force

In 2011 the government established the Road Maintenance Task Force to identify opportunities to increase the effectiveness of road maintenance. The final Task Force report plus the research reports commissioned to support the work of the Task Force are available here to download.

The Task Force reviewed significant costs to the sector and existing business practice....


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National Land Transport Programme 2012-15 activity class information sheet

Published: Oct 2012
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

Contextual and financial information for transport investment partners, on the NZTA's investment in the 20012-15 National Land Transport Programme (NLTP).


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Asphalt surfacing treatment selection guidelines

Published: Sep 2012
  • Also known as: Asphalt Treatment Selection Chart; Asphalt Treatment Selection Flowchart
  • Reference: SP/M/035 Version: 2
  • ISBN: ISBN: 978-0-478-38037-8
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency, Roading NZ

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.


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Safe System

Published: Aug 2012
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

Introducing the Safe System approach to road safety for 'system designers'.


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Safer Journeys for Motorcycling on New Zealand Roads

Published: 12 Jul 2012
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

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...


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How does the level of road lighting affect crashes in New Zealand - A pilot study

Published: Jul 2012
  • Author: Michael Jackett, Jackett Consulting, and William Frith, Opus International Consultants Central Laboratories

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...

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