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Audio tactile profiled roadmarkings

Published: | Category: Materials , Roadmarking , Specifications | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors

This specification and guidance notes apply only to audio tactile profiled (ATP) roadmarkings. These roadmarkings include rumble strips and provide all three of audio and tactile (vibratory) and visual information to road users. ATP roadmarkings used on the state highway must be on the current list of type approved markings. ATP markings that have current approval in terms of M/24 for use on state highways are listed in M/24 notes.

Guidelines for audio tactile profiled roadmarkings

Published: | Category: Planning, design, funding, building, maintenance of the transport network , Guidance for specialists | Audience: Road traffic engineers & consultants

This guideline is for the use of road controlling authorities, consultants and contractors when designing and installing audio tactile profiled roadmarkings. Because they are relatively new in New Zealand, clear guidelines are required for their use and these have been based on overseas practice and local experience to date.

Guide for the interpretation of coded crash reports from the crash analysis system (CAS)

Published: | Category: Road safety , Planning, design, funding, building, maintenance of the transport network , Guidance for specialists | Audience: Road traffic engineers & consultants

Used by engineers and other people involved in crash reduction studies and safety audits to interpret crash movement and codes and environment codes.

Historic heritage impact assessment guide for state highway projects

Published: | Category: Land developers , Guidance for specialists | Audience: Road traffic engineers & consultants

This guide describes the processes to be used on NZ Transport Agency projects for assessing historic heritage effects and to determine appropriate mitigations.

Pavement marking

Published: | Category: Application , Roadmarking , Specifications | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors

This specification and guidance notes apply to the reflectorised and non-reflectorised marking of sealed and paved road surfaces in paint, thermoplastic and other types of roadmarking materials. Thermoplastic application is limited to machine screeding, machine spray and machine extrusion. Paint shall be applied by machine spray methods only. Not recommended for use on state highways - please use P/22 Specification for reflectorised pavement marking.

Quality standard TQS1

Published: | Category: Quality assurance , Manuals | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors

Transit has adopted a two level concept where contracts involving road construction, road maintenance, and structures activities are assigned a quality assurance level High (TQS1) or Normal (TQS2). The standard were originally issued in 1995. It has been updated and re-issued as Second Edition: June 2005. The minimum quality system requirements for state highway physical works contracts assessed at the high quality assurance level. It requires third party certification by an approved certification body.

Quality assurance level contracts

Published: | Category: Construction , Maintenance , Specifications | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors

Q/3 Normal QA level contract specification covers the quality assurance requirements for contracts which have been assessed at the normal quality assurance level. Q/4 High QA level contract covers the quality assurance requirements for contracts which have been assessed at the high quality assurance level. Both specifications should be applied to all contracts on state highways which involve road construction, road maintenance, and structures. The guideline notes covers the roles of the client, consultant and contractor in the application of quality assurance provisions in roading contracts.

Quantification of safety benefits resulting from road smoothing

Published: | Category: Research & reports | Audience: Road traffic engineers & consultants

This report presents and discusses the results of a research project aimed at examining the relationships between road safety and road roughness parameters routinely used for road asset management purposes so that appropriate corrective actions can be identified and their benefits quantified.

Vegetation control

Published: | Category: Vegetation , Maintenance , Specifications | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors

This specification sets out the requirements and standards for the control of roadside vegetation on state highways.

Manual of traffic signs and markings (MOTSAM) Part 1: traffic signs

Published: | Category: Signs & markings (permanent & temporary) , Manuals | Audience: Road traffic engineers & consultants

The policy and location requirements for traffic signs, which must be used in conjunction with MOTSAM Part 2: markings. Use is mandatory on state highways and recommended on other road controlling authority roads, to ensure consistent traffic signing nationally. Details are given for approved sign legends, sign symbols and sign layouts generally. Guidance is also given on sign size selection and the location/positioning of signs. Note 1: This manual is subject to frequent amendment to include new signs and/or amendment existing sign information. Note 2: This manual is being progressively replaced by the Traffic Control Devices Manual.
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