This Engineering Code of Practice is a comprehensive document which provides guidelines on the engineering standards Council will use when setting conditions for Resource Consents for Subdivision and Land Use projects.
These levels of service reflect the strategic status and level of traffic on the rural roads. They set the maintenance levels required to be provided by Council's maintenance contractors for various activities including mowing and drainage.
Signage, markings, alignment and hazard delineation levels are also determined according to each category of road.
If you are planning an event which requires all or part of a road to be closed, you’ll need to follow a formal application and approval process.
Closing the road without an approved traffic management plan and without a consent is illegal.
Note: You must apply for temporary road closures at least two monthsprior to the date. This is because the law requires all temporary road closure applications to be approved by elected councillors – it is not possible to ‘fast track’ a late or urgent application.
You may have seen black tubes across your road and wondered what they were. These are traffic counters which record information about traffic volumes including the number of vehicles, their speed, length and classification. They do not record cyclists or other forms of non-motorised traffic.
The tubes are typically in place for a maximum of 7 days per count site. The information collected enables council to understand approximately how many vehicles are on our roads.