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Research Report 132 Environmental management for roading contractors: III. Provisional guidelines for environmental management during road works

Published: | Category: Environmental impacts of land transport , Research programme , Research & reports | Audience: General

This project was undertaken in 1997–98 to prepare two sets of provisional environmental guidelines for roading contractors carrying out road works in New Zealand.

Objectives of the project were to:

  • provide specific and simple policies and guidelines about the environmental effects of road works, particularly those related to construction, and aimed for use by roading contractors
  • assist roading contractors to understand the environment within which they work, and 
  • improve the environmental image of roading contractors.

The results of the project are presented as three reports:

This first report consists of an overview and a case study with an associated environmental effects assessment used to develop the guidelines.

The guidelines, which form parts II and III of the project (Research Reports 131 and 132), have been developed in order to minimise adverse effects of road works associated with erosion and sediment run-off created by construction of roads. They are also to help improve environmental management, and promote compliance with the Resource Management Act 1991, by roading contractors.

Keywords: construction, environment, erosion, guidelines, maintenance, management, New Zealand, roads, road works, sediment control, sedimentation, traffic, water quality

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  • Published: 1999
  • Reference: 132