Why Use Traffic Management?

Why should I use Traffic Management?

Temporary Traffic management (TTM) is a safety measure fundamental to keeping Kiwis safe on roads, footpaths and worksites around New Zealand. It is put in place for road construction and maintenance, events, emergency response or any activity where a temporary road layout is required.

TTM is a compulsory requirement from all local councils if you're using their carriageway for any project, no matter how small.

When should I use Traffic Management?

In a nut shell, if your job is going to restrict or alter where the public can walk, run, cycle or drive – then you need to put temporary traffic management in place.

What if I’m working from private land?

If you are working from private land then you don’t require TTM but if your work puts people on public land in danger, then you still might require it.

An example of this would be dropping something that might end up on a footpath – if that is a possibility, you would want traffic management in place to find a safer place for pedestrians..

How can Hanging Around Traffic Management (HATM) Help?

HATM has in-house, qualified Site Traffic Management Specialists (STMS), Traffic Controllers, and Traffic Management Plan Designers.

We write your traffic plan, submit it to Council and follow it through to approval. We then look after your onsite traffic management - and we specialise in projects on Level 1 or Category A/B Roads (basically any road that isn't a State Highway or motorway).

No project is too small for us!

Talk to us about traffic management if your job:

  • Requires access from the road
  • Requires access from the footpath
  • Can't be accessed from private land

Who is the authority on Temporary Traffic Management in NZ?

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency (Waka Kotahi) is responsible for setting the requirements for the safe and efficient management and operation of temporary traffic management (TTM) on all roads in New Zealand. The Code of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management (CoPTTM) is best practice guideline for temporary traffic management in New Zealand.

The CoPTTM website is a comprehensive central hub that provides information relating to the application of the CoPTTM.

In 2015, a small height access company called Hanging Around Ltd came under new ownership. Hanging Around had three bucket trucks that buzzed around Wellington installing signs and lifting tradesmen into the air. So how on earth did this turn into one of Wellington's fastest growing Traffic Management companies?  Read on to find out...
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