How we developed the NZGTTM

We talked with construction companies, local councils, community groups and other stakeholders to understand road safety challenges and test the principles of the new guidance. 

The draft guide was shared for wider sector feedback during March – April 2022. The NZGTTM feedback summary report outlines the key themes.

NZGTTM feedback summary report [PDF, 465 KB]

Version 1 of the NZGTTM also includes feedback, input and safety practices from Waka Kotahi’s construction and maintenance partners to help improve safety on our roads.

Pilots were led in the following areas to test the new risk-based guidance and help finalise version 1 of the NZGTTM:

  • Northland - Fulton Hogan.
  • Marlborough Roads (State Highways only) – Fulton Hogan and HEB.
  • North Canterbury – Downer.
  • Westlink – WSP.
  • Manawatu – Higgins.

We’ll continue to refine the guide as we apply the new risk-based approach to construction and maintenance work sites on our state highway network as well as through bespoke trials and innovation projects.

Waka Kotahi is still engaging with the TTM sector, and we welcome your feedback on version 1 of the new guide to help us ensure it’s a practical guidance document for all to use.

Communication resources

We all have a part to play in improving safety for road workers and road users who are working at or moving through a temporary traffic management sites.

These resources have been created to help your conversations with the different groups of people who work in road safety.

Frequently asked questions

Please use these FAQs to support questions relating to version 1 of the New Zealand guide to temporary traffic management.

Frequently asked questions

Road worker safety videos

Safety around roadworks

It takes a mix of different factors to keep us safe on the road. The NZGTTM is one way to help improve safety for everyone – road users as well as the many men and women who work on our roads.

Keeping our road workers safe takes all of us working together.

Video case studies

We know that others who work in road safety support a risk-based approach too.

Look at these videos to find out how a risk-based approach can be applied to different activities - a construction road worksite and a community sport events.

Weld Pass

The Weld Pass, midway between Blenheim and Seddon, underwent safety improvements and road resurfacing mid-February 2022. These works required 580 tonnes of asphalt mix, moved by eleven trucks.

Due to the 6m narrow width of this winding section of State Highway 1, the road crew used a new risk-based approach to temporary traffic management and closed the road to keep people safe.

The road crew completed the job in just four nights. Usually, it would take six to eight weeks.