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The Transport Services Technical advice note (TAN) is a formal memo which keeps all relevant people up to date and aware of any new releases, interim acceptances, changes and updates to technical information, specifications, legislation, etc in relation to highway projects.

This is being used in place of the email memos you may have been receiving from the technical teams across the Transport Services group.

The Technical advice note series should be seen as the one source of truth associated with changes to our technical requirements.

It is sent to registered users, both internal and external to the NZ Transport Agency.

Subscribe to the Technical advice note - the one source of truth for highways information.

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#20-03 Changes to the physical works prequalification pack

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors | Author: Procurement Services team, NZ Transport Agency

This notice advises that the latest changes to the Prequalification for physical works information pack are available to assist suppliers and project managers to more easily apply the prequalification protocols. This will enable a more consistent and expedited procurement process.

#17-16 2017 New Zealand Guide to pavement evaluation and treatment design has been released

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road controlling authorities, Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors | Author: System Design and Delivery

The 2017 New Zealand Guide to pavement evaluation and treatment design provides guidance for investigating, testing, designing and constructing pavement rehabilitation treatments in New Zealand.

#16-15 Update to state highway manuals SM021, SM030 and SM031

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road controlling authorities, Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors | Author: Highways and Network Operations

The SM021, SM030 and SM031 State highway manuals have been updated.

#15-12 Update to CoPTTM technical note

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road controlling authorities, Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors | Author: Highways and Network Operations

Update to CoPTTM technical note Specification and application for portable traffic signal systems version 3

#17-08 Modification to sealing using melter aggregate chip seals

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road controlling authorities, Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors | Author: Highways and Network Operations

This technical advice note outlines modifications to sealing practice when using melter aggregate. This technical advice is superseded by #19-08 Release of the new M6 specification for sealing chip.  

 

#15-09 Temporary concrete barrier TCB-1 revision 3

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road controlling authorities, Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors | Author: Highways and Network Operations

Road Safety Hardware Update - Temporary Concrete Barrier TCB-1 (R3)

#17-14 Bridge manual amendment - interim advice - mechanical reinforcement couplers and anchorages

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road controlling authorities, Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors | Author: Highways and Network Operations

This Technical advice note outlines a proposed amendment to Bridge manual clause 4. 2. 1(f) and systems approved for use in the interim. Update:

With the publication of amendment 3 in October 2018, Technical advice note TAN #17-14 Bridge manual amendment - interim advice - mechanical reinforcement couplers and anchorages was superseded and withdrawn. See Technical advice note #19-07 Bridge manual – mechanical reinforcement couplers and anchors – interim advice (July 2019)

#16-09 Bridge manual 3rd edition amendment 2

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road controlling authorities, Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors | Author: Highways and Network Operations

Amendment 2 to the NZ Transport Agency Bridge manual (3rd edition) is available on the Transport Agency’s website for download.

#16-10 Launch of the Highway structures design guide

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road controlling authorities, Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors | Author: Highways and Network Operations

Highways and Network Operations have launched the new Highway structures design guide.

#19-04 Launch of the Standard safety intervention toolkit for the Safe Networks Programme

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors | Author: System Design and Delivery

This notice advises that the draft Standard safety intervention toolkit is available to assist project managers to more easily apply the Safe Network Programme funding model.   The draft toolkit has been released, will come into effect from 14 March 2019 and should be applied to all works in the Safe Network Programme.
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