This page relates to the 2024-27 National Land Transport Programme.

This webpage is under review

An update to reflect the Government Policy Statement on land transport 2024 is under way. 


Work category 114 provides for the routine work necessary to maintain the function, structural integrity and appearance of:

  • road bridges
  • retaining structures
  • guard rails
  • tunnels
  • stock access structures
  • vehicular ferries
  • cattle stops
  • footpaths on road structures:
    • pedestrian overbridges/underpasses
    • bridge waterways, when the bridge itself is directly affected.  

Qualifying activities

Work category 114 is available to the road maintenance activity classes:

  • local road maintenance
  • state highway maintenance

Local road and state highway maintenance

Examples of qualifying activities

Examples of qualifying activities include, but may not be limited to:

  • repairs to hand rails associated with structures
  • repairs to guard rails, including wire rope barriers
  • minor repairs to other components
  • all cleaning and painting
  • stream clearing and debris removal to maintain water courses under bridges
  • repairs to protective works
  • hire charges for Bailey bridges (excluding temporary bridges that are part of emergency works).

You can discuss with us (NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA) as investor) whether other potential activities not listed above might also be eligible for inclusion in this work category.


Work category 114 excludes:

  • any bridge constructed by any agency subsequent to 1954 that does not conform to a recognised design code.

Funding assistance rate

The usual funding assistance rate (FAR) is:



  • 100% of NZTA state highway costs.

Submitting activities for NLTP consideration and funding approval

Approved organisations and NZTA (for its own activities) submit their maintenance of structures activities for NLTP consideration and funding approval using the maintenance, operations and renewals template in Transport Investment Online (TIO).

Transport Investment Online (external link)

For guidance on using TIO, see the TIO learning and guidance page on our website.

Transport Investment Online (TIO) learning and guidance

Further information

For more details of conditions applying to maintenance of stock access structures, see our Stock Crossings Policy.

Stock Crossings  Policy