Temporary Traffic Management (TTM)
Porirua City's requirements for Temporary Traffic Management Guidelines are as follows:
To meet the requirements of the National Code of Practice for "Utility Operators' Access to Transport Corridors" and Road Users in general, the Council requires the use of the Code of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management (COPTTM) Part 8 of the Traffic Control Devices Manual (TCD Manual July 2012) for on road activities within the Roading Corridor.
From the New Zealand Transport Agency Traffic Control Devices Manual (NZTA- TCD):
A7 Traffic Management Plans (TMPs)
A7.1.1 About TMPs
A TMP details the measures to ensure safety for all people involved in the activity.
It is a document describing the nature and extent of the TTM at a worksite and how road users (including pedestrians and cyclists) will be managed by the use of TTM measures.
The TMPs are required for all activities that vary the normal operating conditions of the road, irrespective of whether the activity is on the Road Corridor (carriageway, berm, footpath or on a road shoulder).
The TMPs are also needed for activities outside the road reserve, such as (sporting events), which will affect the normal operating conditions of the road.
Depending on the size, duration and location of the worksite or activity, TMPs maybe required for various stages of the work or activity (including street events, parades etc). For example:
- Mobile operation to set up TTM
- The static attended stage
- The static unattended stage
- Mobile operation to remove TTM.
Only the Council can authorise a total road closure.
Authorisation for a total road closure is likely to take approximately three months to achieve, provided that the request is acceptable to the Council.
It is recommended that total road closures be avoided, where possible.
However, if a total road closure is required it is advisable to discuss this matter with the Senior Asset Engineer, Roading prior to making a road closure application.
All Temporary Traffic Management Plans are to contain "Site Specific" layout drawings, which are prepared by a suitably qualified person.
The Code of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management (COPTTM) Part 8 of the Traffic Control Devices manual (TCD Manual) can be found on the NZTA website.
Note: The "Forms" used for the Traffic Management plans can be found by scrolling half way down the first page of the Manual under the heading "Forms used for Temporary Traffic Management".
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.