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Traffic signs performance based specification

Published: | Category: Signs , Maintenance , Specifications | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors

This specification sets out performance requirements for traffic sign manufacturers wishing to design and manufacture, and contractors wishing to install and maintain permanent traffic signs in New Zealand. 

The main changes that have been incorporated into this version are:

  • Recognition of the publication of the revised standard AS/NZS 1906.1:2017 “Retroreflective materials and devices for road traffic control purposes: Part 1 Retroreflective sheeting”.
  • Introduction of NZTA Specification M25:2019 “Retroreflective sheeting for traffic signs and vehicle number plates”.
  • The merging of the previous Transit New Zealand P24 “Performance based specification for traffic signs” and P24 Notes.
  • Incorporation of the Road Safety Manufacturers Association (RSMA) “RSMA Compliance standard for traffic signs” 2008.

This specification has been prepared by Technical Services, Operational Planning, Policy and Performance, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, with technical input from the Road Safety Manufacturer’s Association (RSMA).

Publication details

  • Author:
  • Published: 20 October 2020
  • Reference: NZTA P/24
  • Version: 2.1a
  • ISBN/ISSN: ISBN 978-1-98-856163-9 (online)
  • Conditions: Use is mandatory on state highways and recommended on other road controlling authority roads
  • Also known as: P24