Transport, Roads and Road Safety

Coromandel Roads

Our transportation network comprises 695km of roads (475km sealed and 220km unsealed), 153 bridges, 3,125 streetlights, over 7,500 culverts and drainage structures, 380km of footpaths and associated assets such as signs, rails and structures.

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.


Road Closures for Events

13 December 2019 - For the Thames Santa Parade

CLOSURE OF POLLEN STREET (FROM GREY ST TO COCHRANE ST) AND MARY STREET (FROM MACKAY ST TO QUEEN ST), THAMES TO VEHICULAR TRAFFIC, FROM 5PM-8:30PM.

Pollen St will be reopened progressively as the parade passes.

The two evening bus services, from Tauranga and Auckland, will be arriving and departing from 100 Mary Street, in front of Pak 'n' Save. 

  • Auckland service - departs 7:40pm
  • Tauranga service - departs 7:50pm

(Click on the map below to open a larger version)

Thames Santa Parade Route 2019

Traffic Management Plans

If you are planning to work within the road boundary or have an event that is on or adjacent to a road and it may affect traffic (vehicles or pedestrians) 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 tcdctmp@pinnaclescivil.co.nz.


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 $120 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 tcdctmp@pinnaclescivil.co.nz

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  tcdctmp@pinnaclescivil.co.nz for further information.

 


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.