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Authorities/Other Agencies of State
Notice Title

Temporary Road Markings Trial

Pursuant to subclause 3.4(1) of Land Transport Rule: Traffic Control Devices 2004 (the Rule) and a delegation from the NZ Transport Agency, I, Glenn Bunting, Network Manager, authorise the installation and maintenance of temporary, orange road markings:
(a) for the purpose described in Schedule 1;
(b) in the form and layout, set out in Schedule 2;
(c) at the locations stated in Schedule 3;
(d) for the period specified in Schedule 4; and
(e) subject to the conditions in Schedule 5.
Temporary, orange road markings may be installed for the purpose of evaluating their use and the trial will be called the "Temporary road markings trial".
Schedule 1-Purpose of trial
The purpose of the trial is to:
(a) evaluate the effectiveness and safety of temporary, orange road markings, which are used at road works as an alternative to white or yellow road markings specified in 7.2(2)(a), 7.3(2), 7.5(2)(a) or 7.11(b) of the Rule; and
(b) assess the effect on traffic and on drivers' comprehension and reaction to temporary, orange road markings.
Schedule 2-Form and layout of temporary, orange road markings
Temporary, orange road markings:
(a) must be a minimum of 100mm wide;
(b) must be reflectorised orange;
(c) must be installed on both sides and along the entire length of a temporary lane in the form of:
(i) continuous lines where temporary markings diverge from or join permanent markings and where the alignment of the temporary lane requires additional delineation to guide drivers safely through the work site;
(ii) continuous or broken lines along sections of a temporary lane not described in Schedule 2(c)(i); and
(d) may have a raised audio tactile profile;
Schedule 3-Location
The locations approved for this trial are any road works site on State Highway 1, 16, 18, 20 or 20A in the greater Auckland area.
Schedule 4-Period of trial
The trial may begin after the publication of this notice and, unless terminated earlier, must end by 30 September 2015.
Schedule 5-Conditions and evaluation
(a) All permanent road markings must be removed or covered on the sections of road where temporary markings diverge from or join the permanent markings and on any other section of road where there is a likelihood of drivers being confused by the presence
of both permanent and temporary markings, eg where permanent markings are within a temporary lane.
(b) Permanent markings may be covered with temporary tape which is designed for that purpose.
(c) The temporary, orange road markings must be maintained or replaced as necessary throughout the
trial so that they remain fit for purpose for as long as
the temporary markings are required.
(d) All temporary traffic management procedures must be followed, including the installation of temporary warning signs, but signs warning or advising drivers of a temporary road marking trial must not be installed.
(e) Temporary, orange road marking tape must be removed from the road surface at the completion of works at each trial site.
(f) An evaluation and analysis must be undertaken as outlined in the trial application documents received
from the Auckland Motorways Alliance in July and August 2013. The evaluation must include driver perception surveys, analysis of compliance with orange temporary markings compared with white temporary markings and whether compliance is affected by light
or weather conditions. The evaluation report should
also include observations of driver behaviour, details of traffic volume, speed and crashes and an assessment
of the utility and durability of temporary road marking tape.
(g) An interim evaluation report must be sent to me by
30 June 2014 and a final report by 31 December 2015.
Signed at Wellington this 8th day of October 2013.
GLENN BUNTING, Network Manager.