Application and Approvals Procedure

1. Road Controlling Authority Gives Consent For The Activity

1. Road Controlling Authority Gives Consent For The Activity

Applicant requests authority from the RCA to carry out activity on road reserve.

The RCA or representative authorised the activity (subject to various conditions, including the use of TMP).

Note: Some RCAs may require the TMP to be submitted with the application for consent to carry out the activity.

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2. Traffic Management Plan Drafted

2. Traffic Management Plan Drafted

An STMS drafts the TMP using the CoPTTM TMP format as follows:

  • If simple activity and RCA permits, use short TMP form
  • If more complex activity, use full TMP form.
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3a. Traffic Management Plan Approved Under Delergated Authority By The STMS

3a. Traffic Management Plan Approved Under Delergated Authority By The STMS

An STMS submits TMP to RCA for approval.

For selected level LV and level 1 roads (non-state highways) an STMS can approve the TMP without submitting it to the RCA if the:

  • STMS has been delegated authority to approve TMPs by the RCA, and
  • situation is one where TMC approval is not required by the RCA. Refer to subsection A7.21SATMS - delegated authority - situations for TMC approval

For a detailed list of each RCA's requirements, refer to the NZTA's website.

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4. Traffic Management Plan Checked Against the Code of Practice And Approved

4. Traffic Management Plan Checked Against the Code of Practice And Approved

The RCA acknowledges receipt of the TMP to the contractor within 24 hours of receiving the TMP.

Decision is made by the RCA's TMC/engineer who must:

  • be independent of the preparation of the TMP
  • have received training from an NZTA-certified training course for this purpose
  • be delegated the authority by the RCA as suitable to approve such plans on their behalf

TMC/engineer decided whether the TMP is approved or requires amendment. If the TMP is approved by the engineer it must be forwarded to the TCA/TMC for acceptance and coordination.

With states reasons, the RCA/TMC/engineer may refuse to approve and/or accept any TMP if the proposed TTM is considered to be unsafe, in contraventio of the CoPTTM, or where reasonable alternatives may exist that may be safer or cause less traffic delay.

Examples where RCA/TMC/engineer may refuse to approve a TMP are:

  • the closure of some lanes may lead to dangerous queuing
  • merging tapers are too short to safely merge traffic

Where two TMPs are lodged for the same stretch of road to undertake activities at the same time, the RCA/TMC/engineer may approve one TMP and allow both groups to undertake their activity within that TMP>

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5. RCA Returns The Traffic Management Plan To The Contractor

5. RCA Returns The Traffic Management Plan To The Contractor

A copy of the signed TMP is returned to the applicant, within the specified time frame.

If the TMP has not been approved, the applicant will be advised what amendments are required. If an amendment is required to the TMP, the applicant:

  • makes the required amendment/s
  • resubmits the TMP for approval.

For any minor changes, the TMC or approving engineer can mark changes on TMP and approve it. The applicant must be advised of the changes made to the TMP.

Approval must be obtained prior to commencing the activity,

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6. Contractor Has Approval To Work On Upon Receipt Of Traffic Management Plan

6. Contractor Has Approval To Work On Upon Receipt Of Traffic Management Plan

The applicant notifies the TMC at least two working days in advance of the works being undertaken.

The TMC notifies the applicant as to whether they can proceed with the activity at the requested time.

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7. Record Hazard Identification Set-Up Maintenance & Site Removal

7. Record Hazard Identification Set-Up Maintenance & Site Removal

Once TMP is approved the worksite can be set up following requirements in section C and/or section D.

Complete hazard identification before setting up the worksite and put in place any mitigation steps required.

Record the set-up, maintenance and removal of the worksite on the CoPTTM on-site record. Refer to section E, appending A or a company site safety checklist provided it includes the following information:

  • details of thr STMS who is in charge of the worksite (name, qualification, identification and expiry date of qualification)
  • if worksite delegated to a TC (level; 1) or STMS-NP (only on limited level 2 worksites), details of the TC/STMS-NP who is in charge of the worksite  (name, qualification, identification and expiry date of qualification)
  • theworksite monitoring including:
    • site set-up
    • two-hourly monitoring
    • site removal
  • details of anyTSLs installed:
    • date installed
    • time installed
    • placement (route position or street numbers)
    • length of TSL (in metres)
    • date removed
    • time removed

Record all changes to the TSL (change of speed or change of location of TSL).

 

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