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RURAL LEVELS OF SERVICE

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.

TRAFFIC VOLUMES

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.

Find out the traffic volumes on your street:

VEHICLE CROSSINGS

A vehicle crossing is an access between a property and a public road. All vehicle crossings must be constructed by a council-approved contractor.

Most applications for vehicle crossing are made as part of a building or resource consent application. In these cases a council-approved contractor will submit the application on your behalf.

Other applications for a vehicle crossing are made using the Vehicle Crossing application form below.

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES

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. 

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