Code of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management (CoPTTM)
Describes the safe and efficient management and operation of temporary traffic management on all roads in New Zealand.
There is always a safety risk when conducting an activity on or near the road. In response to this Transit has developed the Code of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management (CoPTTM). CoPTTM (the Code) describes the safe and efficient management and operation of temporary traffic management on all roads in New Zealand.
The code was developed as a best practice document in conjunction with the roading industry and is intended to provide guidance for safer working at reasonable cost. The code does not cover every situation and it is essential that those undertaking activities within the road reserve and those preparing and implementing Traffic Management Plans (TMPs) have appropriate experience and training.
All the updates described are primarily relaxations or clarifications and there is no intent to amend Edition 3 other than to issue this update note. In due course there changes will be incorporated into Edition 4 which is programmed for issue in late 2007.
There is no intent that TMPs currently approved and planned shall follow this update however all TMPs received one month after the issue date should conform.
|February 2006||PDF (112KB)|
|November 2007||PDF (122KB)|
|November 2008||PDF (35KB)|
|September 2009||PDF (156KB)||Portable Traffic Signals||PDF (14KB)|
|Technical Note L2-3 Sign Stand Bases||PDF (202KB)|
|Temp Speed Humps||PDF (105KB)|
|December 2008||PDF (215KB)|
Local Roads Supplement (19 October 2005)
The Temporary Traffic Management for Local Roads which is a Supplement to the Transit New Zealand Code of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management (TNZ COPTTM) and does not apply to State Highways.
This Supplement has been produced by the Road Controlling Authorities (RCA) Forum.
March 2006: Signing of Temporary Speed Limits (TSLs)
Purpose: To clarify the intent of C4.7 of CoPTTM and to ensure compliance with the Setting of Speed Limits 2003 Rule (the Rule).
At any point where the speed limit changes e.g. down to 30km/hr or back up to 100km/hr (including a side road entering a length of TSL) on Level 2 or 3 roads and multi-lane Level 1 roads, TSL signs shall be 'gated', that is a sign on both sides of the road. This applies to all State Highways.
From 1 July 2009 (or earlier as advised by Land Transport New Zealand) all Level 1 roads will be required to have gated TSL signs where the speed limit changes.
Repeater Signs: These are only required on the left hand side at 400m intervals as per CoPTTM C4.5, this is more onerous than the requirements of Table 8.2 of the Rule. On multilane roads, all repeater signs shall be gated to ensure that vehicles in the offside lane can see a TSL sign.
Action: This update supersedes the content of the Update Note: February 2006 where it refers to C4.7 of CoPTTM.
December 2004: Incorrect Installation of Barrier End Terminals
Concern has been expressed that the end terminals of barriers, such as the Absorb 350, are being installed incorrectly and do not comply with the manufactures' recommendations. It is the responsibility of the installer/site manager to ensure that the products are installed correctly. If in doubt contact the supplier/manufacturer.
October 2004: Barricades and Barriers
Barricades are intended to fence a hazard and require delineation devices placed in front of them (eg. a row of cones as shown on Figure F1.13), they MUST NOT be used as barriers. Barrier systems are intended to prevent penetration of the working area by vehicles and only those which comply, or are deemed to comply by the RCA, as NCHRP compliant shall be used (eg. Test Level 3 for roads with permanent or temporary speed limits of more than 70 km/h (Reference: B6 Barricades and B11 and C19 Barriers Systems).
August 2004: Work Vehicles
It has been reported that work vehicles have been used as shadow or pilot vehicles, CoPTTM is very clear on this - they MUST NOT (Reference - D2.1 General: A Work vehicle cannot also be a Pilot vehicle or a Shadow vehicle).
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