Roads and Streets

Last updated: 15 Feb, 2022 04:47pm

Roads

We maintain approximately 441km of local roads, 286km of which are sealed and the remaining 155km unsealed.

Most of the roads in the Carterton District are managed by the Council.

State Highway 2 (High Street) is managed by the New Zealand Transport Agency.

If you are planning road works or any kind of traffic or road-related activity that affects public roads, talk to us about what permissions you may need first.

 

Temporary Road Closures

You will need to contact the Council if you want things like:

  • driveways designed to access our roads.
  • road closures for events.
  • excavation works.
  • new roads or rights of ways to be built to the New Zealand standards.

We can help you start the process.

Email us at info@cdc.govt.nz with your request, or complete our Temporary Road Closure Application form [Download/View]

Corridor Access Requests (Excavation)

Any excavation or physical works planned in the road reserve (the transport corridor) will require pre-approval from the Carterton District Council before work commences.

  • Excavate for Utility repairs or installation.
  • Temporarily close a road to traffic for an event.
  • Create a new driveway

Before U Dig can lodge automatically your Corridor Access Requests while you submit your enquiries. Learn more on how to lodge a corridor access request.

Start your application with a Corridor Access Request to BeforeUdig.

Visit the BeforeUdig website or call them on 0800 248 344

Note: Council requires a minimum of 5 working days’ notice for applications to be processed.

Corridor Access Requests (Non-Excavation)

There are times when planned work warrants notifying the Council for activities that will occur in the Road Corridor that are not excavations.

These may require certain sections of the road corridor to be reserved to ensure the activities are carried out in a safe manner.

These events may create interference to road users, adjacent residents or perhaps other contractors carrying out works in the vicinity.

Events such as concerts, building maintenance, vegetation/hedge trimming with machinery from the roadside, cycling events, exhibitions, festivals, fireworks, parades, and sporting events.

Visit the Corridor Access website to make a request for an application for permission.

Note: Council requires a minimum of 5 working days’ notice for applications to be processed.

Safety first when working on our roads and footpaths

Council requires all work in the road corridor to comply with the following national code of practices:

National Code of Practice for Utility Operators’ Access to Transport Corridors

The approved National Code of Practice for Utility Operators’ Access to Transport Corridors (The National Code). Download a copy of the Code from the NZUAG website [Download/View].

 


 

Code of practice for temporary traffic management (COPTTM)

The COPTTM is the standard reference for all temporary traffic management on state highways and local roads. It includes levels of temporary traffic management, signs and forms used, and a series of sample traffic management plans.

Visit the Waka Kotahi website for more information about COPTTM.