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Bitumen for pavements

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

The M01 bitumen specification and notes set out the requirements for bitumen used for pavements in New Zealand.

The areas covered by the specification include:

  • minimum requirements for the quality system
  • the approval process required prior to importation
  • minimum physical characteristics for bitumens imported into New Zealand
  • detailed physical requirements for bitumens supplied for road and other pavement construction.

M01: 2020 replaces the version issued in January 2011. 

The updates to the specification amend the requirements for bitumens imported in New Zealand. The approval process and physical characteristics requirements are the same as the previous version of the specification.

Publication details

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  • Published: September 2022
  • Reference: M01; M01 Notes
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  • Conditions: this specification is mandatory for state highways and is recommended for local roads.
  • Also known as: M/1; M/1 Notes