Roads and Traffic Management
This page describes the roading network and traffic management in Porirua City.
Council manages roads within city boundaries
Porirua City’s street network is dominated by State Highway 1, which runs north–south through the middle of the City, and State Highway 58 which runs east–west, connecting the Hutt Valley with State Highway 1. The City’s network is generally on rolling topology.
Porirua City Council performs range of roads and traffic services and activities within the 18 suburbs as follows:
- 236 km of sealed roads (Urban and Rural)
- 42.6 km of sealed roads Rural
- 2.0 km of unsealed road Rural
- 21 bridges and 5 footbridges
- 400,000 m2 of footpath
- 4839 streetlighting poles
- 396 Km of Kerb and Channel
- 3.6 KM of Culverts, the majority are in the rural roads
- 4487 Traffic signs
- 104 Bus Shelters
- 23 km of accessways
- 4000m2 of Canopy in the City Centre
- 15 Off- street carparks (20,800 m2)
- Three traffic signals
Council also follows up all works within the City’s Roads that are carried out by other Council’s Business Units, utilities companies, contractors, and the public.
- Managing improvements projects.
- Managing Minor Safety Projects
- Managing general traffic issues.
- Follow up new subdivisions
- Setting requirements for all roadworks
Please contact the Council's Customer Services Centre by phone (04) 237 5089 or email firstname.lastname@example.org when you have any enquiry about roading activities or to report any roading problem you might have, or notice, whether it is in your area or in any other area within the City.
Road Opening – Council Permission
Any kind of work or activity within the road reserve in the City requires permission from the Council's Roading Unit.
This applies to all utility providers, contractors, subcontractors, Council Business Units, public working in their drive way, and street events.
As from 16th February 2013, all applications for Corridor Access Requests (CAR’s) for working in the Road Reserve is made through the BeforeUDig website.
Please note that the National Code of Practice for Utility Operators' Access to Transport Corridors for Working in the Road, and the Temporary Traffic Management for local roads, are to be followed.
The New Zealand Transport Authority is responsible for State Highways 1 and 58 within the City Council area.
Permission must be obtained from the New Zealand Transport Authority for any activity within these roads.
Links to more information
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