The New Zealand guide to temporary traffic management sets out ways to improve safety for everyone on Aotearoa New Zealand roads.
It outlines how to use a risk-based approach to prioritise the safety of all road users including people walking, on bikes, driving vehicles and the many New Zealanders who work on our roads.
It will be useful for road construction and maintenance, events, emergency response or any activity where a temporary road design is required.
The guide has been developed with input from across the road safety sector and international practices to help contribute to Road to Zero, New Zealand’s road safety strategy, where no one is killed or seriously injured on our roads.
Your views - feedback summary
The draft guide was shared for sector feedback in March – April 2022 (links available below). This Feedback Summary Report outlines the key themes from consultation during March and April 2022.
Waka Kotahi is working to finalise Version 1 of the New Zealand guide to temporary traffic management (NZGTTM), which will be released in 2023 and its guidance implemented in stages, starting with our own worksites.
Over the Christmas holidays 2022-23 our Waka Kotahi Outcomes Contracts (NOCs) are piloting the new approach, to help us finalise the guide and gain insights for planning our surrounding delivery methods, costs, contracts and training.
We’re continuing to engage with stakeholders to discuss a phased approach to implementing the new risk-based guidance. We’ll continue to update this page.
Watch our recent webinar discussions and read our follow up TTM Update newsletters.
Explore the draft New Zealand guide to temporary traffic management
Have a look through the sections of the draft guide which outlines the new risk-based approach.
The temporary traffic management system
Explore our ‘comms toolkit’ to help communicate explain the risk-based approach and answer frequently asked questions.
Take a look at our videos to find out how a risk-based approach can be applied to a roadworks site and to sport events to keep people safe.
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