Our transportation network comprises 704km of roads (504km sealed and 200km unsealed), 199 bridges (including footbridges and fords), 3,093 streetlights, over 8,000 culverts and drainage structures, 302km of footpaths and associated assets such as signs, rails and structures. In this section.. Abandoned vehicles Becoming an approved contractor Berm Mowing Mercury Bay Summer Shuttle Mobility Parking Road and Highway Conditions Road Safety Information Road Stopping Guide Streetlights Our communities want effective transportation networks and our aim is to provide safe, reliable and accessible roads around the district with consideration for the environment. To do this the council is involved in the planning, provision, development, operation and maintenance of a district transport network for various modes of travel and for public access. State Highways within our district are managed by the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) and are not part of Council's transport. Finger Signs Download information about Finger Signs from the download box on the right-hand side of this web page. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us. Overweight Permit Application Download the overweight permit application from the right-hand side of this web page. Approved Contractors List (Roading) Download the approved contractors list (Roading) from the right-hand side of this web page. Construction of a Vehicle Crossing Construction of a vehicle crossing for a private property is the responsibility of the property owner. Council's vehicle crossing policy and specifications provides information regarding property owners' responsibilities and vehicle crossing requirements. These documents can be downloaded from the right hand side of this webpage. If you plan to use a council approved contractor (list of approved contractors can be downloaded from the right hand side of the webpage or click here) complete the construction of vehicle crossing by a Council authorised contractor application form. If you do not plan to use a Council approved contractor, complete the construction of vehicle crossing by a contractor not authorised to work without supervision form. Please return completed form to one of Council's offices along with payment of the vehicle crossing application fee. Traffic Management Plans If you are planning to work within the road reserve or have an event that is on or adjacent to a road you will need a traffic management plan. A traffic management plan is required when the normal traffic flow will be interrupted or there will be an impact on road users (motorists and pedestrians), for example if you wish to put up street flags, run an event on the road, or carry out work within the road boundary etc. Further information regarding the event process can be found here. Traffic management plans are to be lodged through the corridor access request process detailed here . Timeframes for lodging traffic management plans are detailed in the corridor access request process. The full form is to be used for all traffic management plans. The form and guidelines on how to complete the form are available to download on the right hand side of this page. All traffic management plans and site set outs must be prepared and signed off by a qualified Site Traffic Management Supervisor. For further information regarding traffic management plans please email enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Corridor Access Request Need to plan an event, or dig within the road boundary (on roads, berms etc.)? Please lodge a corridor access request at least 15 working days prior to start of work where a road closure is not required and 75 days prior where a road closure is required, using one of the following methods (depending on whether you are excavating, working above ground within the road boundary or planning an event within the road boundary that will require a traffic management plan). The corridor acces request fee is $130 per application which will be invoiced once the corridor access request is approved. For work within the road boundary involving excavation: Step 1: Go to https://www.beforeudig.co.nz/# Step 2: If you don't have a login for beforeudig you will need to set up one at this stage. Step 3: Lodge an enquiry (called a corridor access request or CAR) including all information requested including a site-specific traffic management plan (see the traffic management section of this web page for more information). Step 4: Your CAR for your planned excavation will then go through Council's roading consultant who will process your enquiry and advise whether they require further information or whether it is approved. Council' roading consultant can be contacted at email@example.com Step 5: Once your CAR has been approved work can start on the approved start date. For non-excavation work within the road boundary (includes events within the road boundary and above ground work with the road boundary on private structures for example shop verandas) Step 1: Go to http://www.corridoraccess.co.nz/permit-requests/non-excavation-requests Step 2: If you don't have a login for www.corridoraccess.co.nz you will need to set up one at this stage. Step 3: Lodge an enquiry (called a corridor access request or CAR) including all information requested including a site specific traffic management plan (see the traffic management section of this web page for more information). Step 4: Your CAR for your planned excavation will then go through Council's roading consultant who will process your enquiry and they will advise whether they require further information or whether it is approved. Step 5: Once your CAR has been approved work can start on the approved start date. Please feel free to contact Council or Pinnacles Civil at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. Holiday Traffic Delays The Coromandel Peninsular is a favourite holiday destination for many New Zealanders, and as a result there may be traffic delays during holiday periods. Thames-Coromandel District Council plans works to take place outside those periods, and places a work embargo over holiday periods to ensure the minimum of disruption is caused. Only urgent or emergency works will normally be undertaken during these periods. Road closures or traffic management for holiday events may take place over the holiday periods. These will be noted above, but please listen to local radio stations for traffic information on potential delays. Works on State Highways Works on state highways in the Thames area are managed by Waka Kotahi (The New Zealand Transport Agency) and undertaken by Higgins under the East Waikato Network Outcomes Contract (NOC). For any request for works or events on the state highway network or for more information on the SH25/SH25A contact Waka Kotahi on email@example.com or see www.nzta.govt.nz/thames-coromandel. If you see a problem on state highways, call 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49) to alert the call centre team who will bring this to the attention of the contractor. You can register for traffic alerts for your journey at: www.onthemove.govt.nz. For updates on state highway conditions go to: www.journeys.nzta.govt.nz/traffic/ You can also check the Waka Kotahi Facebook page: www.facebook.com/NZTAWaikatoBoP/ Our Roading Business - Activities and Services A well-maintained roading network enables economic activity and growth by allowing for the efficient transport of goods and services and by promoting visitor access to the Coromandel. Road safety is also improved as part of proactive road maintenance. While the Council has a legal obligation to maintain roads (with the exception of State Highways) within the district, the Council determines the service level at which roads are maintained and whether or not a road is maintained if the public benefit is limited. The Council’s transport management decisions are shaped by its Roading Activity Management Plan, which is underpinned by the Waikato Regional Land Transport Strategy and the Government Policy Statement (GPS) on Land Transport. Our role includes ensuring new roads constructed through land development projects, meet District Plan requirements including appropriate levels of service standards. Council's local road network is maintained through multi-year maintenance contracts and is renewed and improved through annual resurfacing, pavement reconstruction, widening and minor improvement contracts. Council manages the district transportation network and funds the ongoing costs for most transportation activities from both rates and investment (subsidy) from NZTA. NZTA subsidises road activities which meet their investment criteria at 48% at present, increasing to 51% in 2020/21. This means the true cost of the district transportation activity is approximately double that funded by rate revenue.