Notice Type
Authorities/Other Agencies of State
Notice Title

Land Transport Rule: Hurunui–Kaikōura Earthquakes 2016

Pursuant to sections 162 and 163 of the Land Transport Act 1998, and after having had regard to the criteria specified in section 164(2) of that Act, I, Fergus Gammie, Chief Executive of NZ Transport Agency, make the following emergency Rule:

1. Title—This Rule is Land Transport Rule: Hurunui-Kaikōura Earthquakes 2016.

2. Commencement—This Rule comes into force on 21 December 2016.

3. Expiry—This Rule expires at the close of 20 March 2017.

4. Purpose—The purpose of this Rule is to:

(a) manage the immediate response to a sudden change in traffic volumes along certain State highways following the Hurunui-Kaikōura earthquakes on 14 November 2016 and the subsequent closure of parts of State Highway 1, in order to minimise the risk of death or injury to a person or damage to property; and

(b) allow time for more permanent measures to be developed to assist in safely managing traffic volumes along those State highways.

5. Interpretation—A term that is used in this Rule and defined in the Land Transport Act 1998 but not defined in this Rule has the meaning given in that Act.

6. Speed limits for certain State highways in the South Island—(1) The speed limits specified in the fourth column of Part A of the Schedule are the speed limits for the parts of State highways described in the three previous columns.

(2) The speed limits specified in the fourth column of Part A of the Schedule are shown in the map of State highways in Part B of the Schedule.

(3) If there is any inconsistency between Part A and Part B of the Schedule, Part A prevails.

(4) Subclause (1):

(a) applies despite any provision of Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2003 to the contrary; but

(b) notwithstanding paragraph (a), does not prohibit a road controlling authority from setting a temporary speed limit in accordance with section 5 of that Rule.

(5) Subclause (1) applies despite any bylaw setting a speed limit for any of the State highways, or any part of the State highways, listed in the Schedule.

7. Speed limit signage—(1) The Agency must install a speed limit sign at or near, and not more than 20m from, the point on a State highway at which a speed limit set by this Rule begins or changes.

(2) At any intersection between a State highway listed in the Schedule and any other road, the Agency must install a speed limit sign on the left-hand side of the other road at or near, and not more than 20m from, the intersection, indicating the speed limit.

(3) In addition to subclause (2), the Agency must install a speed limit sign on the right-hand side of the road, or on the central median where appropriate, at or near, and no more than 20m from, the point at which the road intersects the State highway indicating the speed limit, if the estimated two-way average daily traffic at that intersection exceeds 500 vehicles.

(4) Any speed limit signs installed in accordance with this clause must comply with Land Transport Rule: Traffic Control Devices 2004.

Schedule: South Island inland route speed limits

Part A: Descriptions of certain parts of State highways and speed limits

State Highway

From (distance from side road)

To (distance from side road)

Speed limit
(km/h)

6

400m west of Severne Street (ex.)

130m east of SH63

80

6

130m east of SH63

190m west of Inkerman Street (ex.)

50

63

Intersection with SH6

400m west of SH6

50

63

400m west of SH6

120m west of Waihopai Valley Road

80

63

120m west of Waihopai Valley Road

120m east of Church Lane

100

63

120m east of Church Lane

130m south west of Morse Street

60

63

130m west of Morse Street

410m south west of the south west end of the Branch River bridge

100

63

410m south west of the south west end of the Branch River bridge

330m south west of the south west end of Stoney Creek bridge

80

63

330m south west of the south west end of Stoney Creek bridge

530m south west of eastern end of Middle Six Mile bridge

100

63

530m south west of eastern end of Middle Six Mile bridge

320m east of Borlasse Avenue (ex.)

80

63

320m east of Borlasse Avenue (ex.)

560m west of Kerr Bay Road (ex.)

50

63

560m west of Kerr Bay Road (ex.)

500m south west of the south west end of the Upper Buller bridge

80

63

500m south west of the south west end of the Upper Buller bridge

190m north east of Howard Valley Road

100

63

190m north east of Howard Valley Road

250m east of SH63 Kawaitiri Junction

80

63

250m north of SH63 Kawaitiri Junction

SH6/SH63 Junction at Kawaitiri

60

6

250m north of the junction with SH63

570m south of junction with SH63

60

6

570m south of junction with SH63

360m south west of the south west end of Granity Creek bridge

80

6

360m south west of the south west end of Granity Creek bridge

180m east of Grey Street

100

6

180m east of Grey Street

220m west of Fairfax Street, Murchison

50

6

220m west of Fairfax Street, Murchison

350m north of intersection with SH65

100

 

650m north of intersection with SH65

500m south of intersection with SH65

80

15

Intersection with SH6

250m south of intersection with SH6

80

66

250m south of intersection with SH6

280m north of the north end of Ruffe Creek bridge

100

65

280m north of the north end of Ruffe Creek bridge

2770m south of the south end of the Shenandoah bridge

80

65

2770m south of the south end of the Shenandoah Bridge

590m north of the junction with SH7

100

65

590m north of the junction with SH7

Intersection with SH7

60

1

450m north of the intersection with SH7

650m south of the intersection with SH7

60

7

Intersection with SH1S

500m north of the intersection with SH1S

60

7

500m north of the intersection with SH1S

1900m north of Bain Road and 2090m south of Weka Pass Loop Road

100

7

1900m north of Bain Road and 2090m south of Weka Pass Loop Road

190m south of Waikari Road

80

7

190m south of Waikari Road

90m north of Kellocks Road

60

7

90m north of Kellocks Road

90m north of Stock Road, Culverden

100

7

90m north of Stock Road, Culverden

60m north of St Leonards Road, Culverden

50

7

60m north of St Leonards Road, Culverden

1730m north of the south end of Browns Stream bridge

100

 

1730m north of the south end of Browns Stream bridge

930m south of the south end of the Glenallan Stream bridge

80

 

930m south of the south end of the Glenallan Stream bridge

1160m south of the southern end of Handyside Stream bridge

100

7

1160m south of the southern end of Handyside Stream bridge

110m north of the north end of Waterfall Stream bridge

80

7

110m north of the north end of Waterfall Stream bridge

150m south of the south end of Manuka Creek bridge

100

7

150m south of the south end of Manuka Creek bridge

2860m north of the south end of Manuka Creek bridge

80

7

2860m north of the south end of Manuka Creek bridge

70m south of the south end of Duggans Creek bridge

100

7

70m south of the south end of Duggans Creek bridge

2270m north of the north end of Riordans Creek bridge

80

7

2270m north of the north end of Riordans Creek bridge

1870m south of the south end of Dawsons Creek bridge

100

7

1870m south of the south end of Dawsons Creek bridge

180m north of the north end of the Maruia Springs bridge

80

7

180m north of the north end of the Maruia Springs bridge

400m south of the intersection with SH65

100

7

400m south of the intersection with SH65

420m north of the junction with SH65

60


Part B—Map of certain State highways in the South Island

Speed Limit Map

Dated at Wellington this 13th day of December 2016.

FERGUS GAMMIE, Chief Executive, NZ Transport Agency.