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Document types

Description of the document types used in the table below.

Current: These are the latest versions of the standards and specifications (S&S) documents which supersede any legacy or interim documents listed below. Where there’s a conflict between current, legacy or interim, use the current version.

Interim: These versions are pending reauthoring and are published as an indication of what is required when installing ITS equipment or systems. Some of the content in these interim documents is outdated, eg references to external industry standards. Use the interim document where no current document is listed. To confirm suitability, always contact Waka Kotahi to verify the application of an interim standard or specification at itsspec@nzta.govt.nz

Legacy: These versions have been previously available and are often a hybrid of both a standard and a specification. They are pending reauthoring and reformatting. Use the legacy document where no current or interim document is listed. To confirm suitability, always contact Waka Kotahi to verify the application of a legacy standard or specification at itsspec@nzta.govt.nz

ITS standards and specifications

Note: In some cases the document title listed doesn’t exactly match the title used in the document.

Class definitions

A previous version of the document is available where indicated. To access the previous version, see Archived ITS standards and specifications

 Name Title Type Published Status Previous version available
000 - Core requirements        
ITS-01-01 General requirements [PDF, 339 KB] Core requirements standard Oct 2013 Legacy  
ITS-01-02 Environmental requirements [PDF, 245 KB] Core requirements specification Oct 2013 Legacy  
ITS-01-03 General electrical requirements [PDF, 289 KB] Core requirements specification Oct 2013 Legacy  
ITS-10-01 Commissioning and handover requirements [PDF, 447 KB] Core requirements standard Oct 2013 Legacy  
001 - Signs        
ITS-01-001-202105-STD-VMS-FIXED Variable message signs – fixed [PDF, 898 KB] Design standard May 2021 Interim Yes
ITS-02-001-202110-SPEC-VMS-FIXED- Variable message signs – fixed [PDF, 1.2 MB] Delivery specification Oct 2021 Current Yes
ITS-06-04 Mobile variable message signs specification [PDF, 755 KB] Delivery specification Oct 2013 Legacy  
ITS-06-04 Mobile variable message sign notes [PDF, 262 KB] Design standard Oct 2013 Legacy  
P32

Specification for electronic warning signs on state highways [PDF, 399 KB]

Design standard and delivery specification Mar 2011 Legacy  
002 - Audio        
ITS-09-01 Motorway emergency telephones [PDF, 987 KB] Design standard and delivery specification Oct 2013 Legacy  
003 - Signals        
ITS-04-01 Lane control unit supply and installation [PDF, 305 KB] Design standard and delivery specification Oct 2013 Legacy  
ITS-01-003-202008-STD-RMS Ramp meter systems [PDF, 1.7 MB] Design standard Aug 2020 Interim Yes
ITS-02-003-202006-SPEC-RMS Ramp meter systems [PDF, 808 KB] Delivery specification Jun 2020 Interim Yes
ITS-01-003-202111-STD-OLB One-lane bridge guidelines [PDF, 1.5 MB] Design standard Nov 2021 Interim  
ITS 02 003 202110 SPEC LCS Interim Lane and carriageway signals (LCS) [PDF, 1011 KB] Delivery specification Oct 2021 Interim  
P43 Specification for traffic signals [PDF, 13 MB] Design standard and delivery specification Jun 2020 Current Yes
006 - Cameras        
ITS-07-01 Please contact itsspec@nzta.govt.nz if installing CCTV Design standard and delivery specification Oct 2013 Legacy  
007 - Detection        
ITS-03-01 Inductive loops and feeder cables [PDF, 279 KB] Delivery specification Oct 2013 Legacy Yes
ITS-08-01 Automatic video incident detection [PDF, 270 KB] Design standard Oct 2013 Legacy  
ITS-08-02 Over-height vehicle detection [PDF, 265 KB] Design standard and delivery specification Oct 2013 Legacy  
008 - Communications infrastructure        
ITS-01-008-202006-STD-CABLE-FIBRE Optical fibre [PDF, 1.2 MB] Design standard June 2020 Interim Yes
010 - Civil infrastructure        
ITS-01-010-202008-STD-DUCT Ducts [PDF, 1.3 MB] Design standard Aug 2020 Interim Yes
ITS-02-01 Duct supply and installation [PDF, 659 KB] Design standard and delivery specification Feb 2015 Legacy  
ITS-01-010-202006-STD-CHMBR Jointing chambers and pull pits [PDF, 1.3 MB] Design standard June 2020 Interim  
ITS-02-02 Jointing chambers and pull pits [PDF, 992 KB] Design standard and delivery specification Feb 2015 Legacy  
ITS-01-010-202006-STD-CIVIL Civil and structural requirements [PDF, 2 MB] Design standard June 2020 Interim  
ITS-01-04 Civil and structural requirements [PDF, 544 KB] Design standard and delivery specification Oct 2013 Legacy  
ITS-01-05 Support structures and foundations [PDF, 1.7 MB] Legacy design standard Sep 2013 Legacy  
011 - Enclosures        
ITS-02-04 Roadside cabinets [PDF, 992 KB] Design standard and delivery specification Oct 2013 Legacy  
012 - System interfaces        
ITS-06-02 National transportation communication for ITS protocol [PDF, 343 KB] Design standard Oct 2013 Legacy