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Raised pavement markers

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

The M12 Specification for the Design, Manufacture, Installation and Maintenance of Raised Pavement Markers, NZTA M12-S, and associated documents M12-F (Field Test for Raised Pavement Markers, M12-C (Certificate and Worksheet Templates for Raised Pavement Markers), M12-L (Listing of Accepted raised Pavement Markers) have been updated.

The specification and associated documents cover performance requirements for retroreflective and non-retroreflective raised pavement markers (RRPMs and RPMs).

Raised pavement markers used on the state highway must be on the current list of type approved markers.

Markers that have current approval in terms of M12 for use on state highways are listed in M12-L.

M12: 2022 specification replaces the version issued in 2007.

Publication details

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  • Published: February 2023
  • Reference: NZTA M12
  • Conditions: Use is mandatory on state highways and recommended on other road controlling authority roads.
  • Also known as: M12-S