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Code of practice for temporary traffic management (CoPTTM: Part 8 of the Traffic Control Devices manual (TCD Manual)

This is the standard reference for all temporary traffic management on state highways and local roads. It includes levels of temporary traffic management, signs and forms used, and a series of sample traffic management plans. 

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Hard copies of CoPTTM can be ordered from NZ Print: email or phone (04) 801 7892.

Electronic copies of CoPTTM can be downloaded at no cost from the following link: Manual sections

TTM Conference publications 2013 (Rotorua)

Name of presenter (by session)Publication downloads
1.0 Samantha Jamson Driver behaviour issues relevant to temporary traffic management solutions [PDF, 1 MB]
2.1 Fergus Tate Setting the foundations for discussions on CoPTTM [PDF, 370 KB]
2.2 Tom Kiddle Urban roads [PDF, 1.2 MB]
2.3 Anandita Pujara Effectiveness of a speed display sign [PDF, 3 MB]
3.1 Bruce Walton Virtual temporary traffic management [PDF, 1.6 MB]
3.2 Jared Thomas Advanced warning VMS [PDF, 1006 KB]
4.1 Doris Stroh Traffic management approval system for the AMA [PDF, 5.1 MB]
4.2 Craig Halkett-Simon Hodge Painting the town orange [PDF, 5 MB]
5.1 Stephen Hewett Smart Traffic Management [PDF, 2.7 MB]
5.2 Kevin Westeneng Smart traffic management Scirting the city
6.1 Julian Chisnall Temporary barriers [PDF, 3.1 MB]
6.2 Stuart Fraser Cone fence barricade [PDF, 3.2 MB]
7.0 Samantha Jamson Designing temporary management studies [PDF, 2.2 MB]
8.1 Ian Robertson Comparing CoPTTM [PDF, 673 KB]
8.2 Robert Swears Temporary traffic management [PDF, 4.9 MB]
9.1 Tim Elliot Implementation of 4th edition [PDF, 5.7 MB]
9.2 Leanne McAdams Crash at a manual traffic control worksite [PDF, 1.5 MB]
10.1 David Tilton Training our people [PDF, 11 MB]
10.2 Tony Stella

Getting your people up to speed [PDF, 3.4 MB]

Level 1 worksite layout [PDF, 348 KB]

Level LV worksite layout distances [PDF, 331 KB]

Traffic management plan - short [PDF, 81 KB]

Traffic management plan - full [PDF, 108 KB]

Maps of levels [PDF, 1.3 MB]

Clear site distance [PDF, 74 KB]

11.1 Stuart Fraser

Managing cycle race risk [PDF, 3 MB]

Cycle race map [PDF, 671 KB]

11.2 Ivan Aplin

TTP a recipe for success [PDF, 2.1 MB]

12.0 FORUM Questions Questions for the industry forum [PDF, 94 KB]