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#22-06 Update to Z19 Taumata Taiao Environmental and Sustainability Standards – June 2022

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors

This note is to advise that the Z19 Environmental and Social Responsibility Standard has been updated. The standard has been renamed to Z19 Taumata Taiao Environmental and Sustainability Standard (Taumata Taiao). The updated standard is available on the Waka Kotahi website and shall be used for all new works from now on.

#20-11 Personal Protective Equipment and Site Access Requirements

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors

This note advises of changes to the health and safety and site access requirements that clarify the standards for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and access requirements and helps establish a better framework of clear expectations for our contractors. The changes outlined in this note shall be implemented from the date of publication.

#19-03 Specification for design, construction and maintenance of cycling and shared path facilities

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors

This notice advises that the procedures for managing the design, construction and maintenance of cycling and shared path facilities have been revised.   The new standard applies from February 2019 and should be used by all staff carrying out physical works in the areas identified on the state highway network facilities map.

#19-14 SM030 Professional Services Contract Proforma Manual update Amendment 9

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors

This note confirms that amendment 9 of the NZ Transport Agency’s SM030 Professional Services Contract Proforma Manual published in October 2019 is available on the Transport Agency’s website for download. This amendment to the SM030 Manual shall be implemented immediately for future contracts.

#19-08 Release of the new M6 specification for sealing chip

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors

This notice advises that the new sealing chip specification is available to be used for all future chipsealing works.   The new specification will come into effect immediately and should be applied to all upcoming chipsealing works in the State Highway Programme.

#19-09 Update to NZTA M1-A specification for performance-graded asphalt binder

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors

This notice advises that the new performance-graded asphalt binder specification is available to be used for all future asphaltic concrete works.   The new specification will come into effect immediately and should be applied to all upcoming asphaltic concrete surfacing works in the state highway programme.

#19-16 Electrical issues identified in signal controllers

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors

This notice advises that the NZ Transport Agency has recently become aware of electrical issues in some of the traffic signals controllers, managed within one of our maintenance contracts.  

#19-10 Contractor health and safety expectations

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors

This notice advises contractors and contract managers that the health and safety expectations for NZ Transport Agency works have changed.   The new expectations will come into effect from 1 October 2019 and should be applied to all contract works.

#16-03 Performance specification for asphalt binders M1-A

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road controlling authorities, Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors

The M1 specification for bitumen is based around the measurement of penetration and basic viscosity. This technical advice is superseded by #19-09 Update to NZTA M1-A specification for performance-graded asphalt binder.

#19-12 Update to NZTA State highway construction and maintenance noise and vibration guide

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors

The purpose of this note is to advise project and network managers that there has been an update to the State highway construction and maintenance noise and vibration guide.