Temporary Traffic Management

​​Temporary traffic management is the process or method of managing road users, including vehicles and pedestrians through, around or past an activity on a road reserve safely and with a minimum level of inconvenience.

Any work or activity, including events, being undertaken in the road reserve must be controlled by an approved Traffic Management Plan. There may be some exceptions around footpaths - see Use of Footpath Space.

A Traffic Management Plan (TMP) describes the design, implementation, maintenance and removal of an activity being carried out on the carriageway, footpath or road reserve, and how road users will be managed by temporary traffic management measures.

It usually includes a plan and pictures of the area.                         

An approved TMP is needed whenever there are proposed works, activities or events that will occur anywhere on the road reserve (fence to fence) . Applicants must programme and organise their event or work so that traffic flow is maintained at all times unless a road closure has also been applied for and approved by Hamilton City Council. If you wish to close a road for a work activity (such as an event) then you will need to submit your Traffic Management plan at least 42 days before the event, as a closure legally requires public advertising, notification letters and signage.    

Traffic Management Plans for use in Hamilton city are developed using New Zealand Transport Agency's national Code of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management.

Any contractor with the relevant qualifications can prepare TMPs and implement temporary traffic management measures. Contractors with specialist skills in temporary traffic management are trained in the requirements of the Code of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management.

A TMP cannot be implemented without being approved by authorised staff of the Hamilton City Council Infrastructure Alliance. Where the activity or event affects a neighbouring road controlling authority, (e.g. New Zealand Transport Agency for state highways) their approval is also required.

If carrying out an excavation or work within the road reserve, the Corridor Access Request (CAR) system must be used and applications must be submitted via www.beforeudi​g.co.nz.

Traffic Management Plans where there is no excavation planned, i.e. events within the road reserve, must be submitted via www.corridoraccess.co.nz.

Traffic Management Levels Technical Information

 Traffic Management Levels (PDF, 99KB)

Traffic Management Level Map (PDF, 5MB)

Level 2 Low Speed Road Technical Note - NZTA

Requirements for Temporary Traffic Worksites and Cycle lanes

Temporary Traffic Worksites and Cycle lanes (PDF, 2.47MB)

Page reviewed: 24 Aug 2021 11:26am