This manual sets out Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency powers and policy with regard to state highways. The manual details procedures for protection, control, asset management and work execution. It references empowering legislation and provides guidance for staff, consultants, territorial local authorities (TLAs), regional councils and other bodies in their dealings with state highways.
State Highway Control Manual (SM012) consultation
To provide better user access, it has also been reformatted by consolidating subject matter. This helps by making information quicker to find and allows for faster updating.
A full topic index is included as part 1 so content is fully referenced to help in user navigation.
Operation of drones on state highways
From August 2015, the policy on operation of drones on state highways was added to Part 3 of the manual.
Sustainability rating scheme
From September 2020, the sustainability rating scheme policy was added to Part 8 and Part 14 of the manual.
State highway revocation policy update
From December 2021, the policy for the revocation of State highways was amended in Part 11 of the manual.
For further information, contact the Principal Adviser Network Management
|Part 1||Index section [PDF, 176 KB]||Mar 2023|
|Part 2||Miscellaneous sections [PDF, 301 KB]||Mar 2023|
|Part 3||Asset management sections [PDF, 750 KB]||Mar 2023|
|Part 4||Agreements sections [PDF, 942 KB]||Mar 2023|
|Part 5||Bridges and structures sections [PDF, 380 KB]||Mar 2023|
|Part 6||Building Act sections [PDF, 358 KB]||Mar 2023|
|Part 7||Emergencies, events, closures sections [PDF, 442 KB]||Mar 2023|
|Part 8||Environmental sections [PDF, 1.7 MB]||Mar 2023|
|Part 9||Heavy motor vehicles sections [PDF, 1002 KB]||Mar 2023|
|Part 10||KiwiRail sections [PDF, 212 KB]||Mar 2023|
|Part 11||Legal, statutory, regulatory sections [PDF, 864 KB]||Mar 2023|
|Part 12||Motorways sections [PDF, 315 KB]||Mar 2023|
|Part 13||Procurement sections [PDF, 275 KB]||Mar 2023|
|Part 14||Projects sections [PDF, 618 KB]||Mar 2023|
|Part 15||Safety sections [PDF, 407 KB]||Mar 2023|
|Part 16||Signs sections [PDF, 379 KB]||Mar 2023|
|Part 17||Stopping on highways sections [PDF, 498 KB]||Mar 2023|
|Part 18||Utilities sections [PDF, 895 KB]||Mar 2023|