A road network that considers the needs of heavy vehicles supports the economy. Conversely, restrictions for heavy vehicles on the network impose costs through travel distance, time and fuel consumption.
This case study describes the development and implementation of a cost-effective skid resistance programme, which aligns with ONRC Performance Measure: Safety Technical Output 4.
Keeping work sites and the public safe is a priority at all times. When there are road works or events, roads function in a different way and traffic management is required for the safety of all road users and road workers.
Wellington City Council’s topography and urban road and pedestrian network has led to the development of comprehensive practice around the management of sight rails, guardrails and barriers.
Not all roads can be kept open all of the time. There are a range of weather events that affect the Waitaki District Council managed network, as well as other incidents such as planned closures and crashes.
In developing a network management approach to deliver a ‘fit for purpose’ roading network Southland District Council identified economic productivity as a key factor.
The purpose of this framework is to clarify the application of current road classification systems and operating plans that are being used by road controlling authorities.
Tairāwhiti Roads is a unique new collaboration that manages the roading assets of them NZ Transport Agency and Gisborne District Council (GDC) under one shared business unit – bringing together the asset management and decision making for the region’s roads in close proximity to the assets, customers and suppliers.
The Wanganui District Council along with its Alliance partner Downer have implemented a process for fault identification on unsealed and sealed pavements that not only identifies faults but categorises then in terms of where they are positioned in the asset lifecycle curve.
The Waikato Road Asset Technical Accord (RATA) is on the way to its goal of “Achieving best practice road asset management within the Waikato by improving capability, capacity and outcomes through effective collaboration”.
The customer focused service levels of the ONRC require a modified approach to traditional asset management if they are to be delivered effectively and efficiently.
The following information has been developed as a guideline to assist local authorities in the Waikato undertake the measurement in a consistent way, using best practice documentation and information.
This case study provides an example of how a rural district council has initially applied the One Network Road Classification (ONRC) customer levels of service and performance Framework. It outlines the challenges that have been encountered, and how these will be addressed for the 2018 AMP.
AT has developed a “Strategic Decision Making Tool for Asset Renewals”. Initial outputs from this tool are being used, with other considerations, to develop the 2015 Long Term Plan (LTP).
The Highway and Network Operations Group has found it beneficial to supplement traditional Net Present Value analysis by requiring that at least three options are analysed (the do-maintenance, do-something (or do-intermediate treatment), and do-rehabilitation) and that an Economic Indicator which reflects cash flow differences between optional programmes is derived.