COPTTM Local Roads Supplement Project
The Local Roads Supplement (LRS) was produced by the RCA Forum to enable temporary traffic management on local roads to be more suited to local conditions and circumstances. The Supplement allowed local road traffic management plans to be developed quickly and easily while still meeting the appropriate safety and traffic standards.
The LRS contained a simple approval process, and included diagrams for a wide range of local road situations. The diagrams were based on sound traffic management principles, consistent with the New Zealand Transport Agency publication CoPTTM, designed for use on state highways.
The Supplement was first released in September 2005. The Second Edition was released in August 2009.
The LRS project team and NZ Transport Agency began to work towards amalgamation of CoPTTM and the LRS soon after release of the Second Edition of the LRS. The Industry Review Group which oversees CoPTTM was enlarged with LRS representatives: John Sutton (New Plymouth), Neil Johnstone (Wellington) and Barry Williams (Auckland).
The aim of the exercise is to modify CoPTTM so that it serves both local roads and state highways. A level 1 (local road) version of CoPTTM will be produced that is very similar to the LRS in layout and best practice.
- Current Topics
Amalgamation of CoPTTM and the LRS is progressing well. A huge amount of work has been (and is continuing to be) done by a wide range of people to produce the draft of the new Code, which will combine the 3rd edition of CoPTTM and the 2nd edition of the Local Roads Supplement.
The resulting 4th edition of CoPTTM will be completed by the end of October 2011. The draft will be placed on the NZTA website during November to allow for any errors to be noted and corrected. The 4th edition of CoPTTM (incorporating the LRS material) will then be published in December 2011.
During the first half of 2012 a road-show presented by representatives of RCAs, consultants and contractors will provide the industry with an opportunity to examine the 4th edition and raise questions. After June 2012 the Industry Review Group will reconvene to consider any proposed amendments.
- Meetings & Workshops