This specification covers the requirements for road safety barrier systems used on state highways. This 2009 specification is currently under review. For further information, please contact Julian Chisnall.
For further information refer to Technical Advice - road safety hardware.
M23 Appendix A: Permanent road safety barrier systems [PDF, 5.2 MB] added (amended July 2017)
Notification letters regarding system testing requirements and specification added
Workshop registration and flyer information is now available in the road safety barrier training section below.
|M23 Road safety barrier systems - specifications [PDF, 43 KB]||Oct 2009|
|M23 Road safety barrier systems - notes [PDF, 67 KB]||Oct 2009|
|M23 Appendix A: Permanent road safety barrier systems [PDF, 5.2 MB]||July 2017|
|M23 Appendix B: Bridge barrier systems (interim) [PDF, 1.1 MB]||Sep 2016|
|M23 Appendix C: Temporary barrier systems (interim) [PDF, 2.4 MB]||April 2017|
The following road safety hardware products have been granted interim acceptance pending inclusion in the appropriate NZ Transport Agency specification or guidance documentation (as appropriate).
|Necklen 80, 100 & 170 series Superhighway Sign Support Systems||Necklen Engineering||Traffic Sign Supports
|Kiwisafer™ Culvert End Treatment||Saferoads International||Drainage||n/a|
|Spigoted Streetlight Column Outreach||Steelgal||Road Lighting
For further information on any of the above products, please contact the National Traffic & Safety Manager.
|Temporary Concrete Barrier System Acceptance (2) [PDF, 61 KB]||5 Mar 2015|
|Temporary Concrete Barrier System Acceptance [PDF, 60 KB]||20 Feb 2015|
|Temporary barrier connections – Notice of inappropriate practices [PDF, 661 KB]||11 Feb 2014|
|Colour of wire rope safety barrier posts [PDF, 63 KB]||18 Jul 2013|
|MASH-1 - Discontinuation of 3-cable wire rope barrier systems [PDF, 63 KB]||31 Oct 2012|
|MASH-1 - Implementation [PDF, 61 KB]||15 Oct 2012|
|MASH-1 - Notification of adoption [PDF, 65 KB]||18 Sep 2012|
|M23 terminal grading plan [PDF, 58 KB]||31 May 2017|
For more information on the courses below, please contact Stuart Fraser.
|Road safety barrier systems installation and maintenance inspections workshops 2014 flyer [PDF, 98 KB]||May-Nov 2014|
|Temporary road safety barrier systems workshop 2014 flyer [PDF, 178 KB]||15-16 Apr 2014|
[PDF, 163 KB](Note this list will be updated periodically)
|21 Apr 2016|