Temporary traffic management

If working on the road will affect general traffic, then you need to organise temporary traffic management.

Car stopped at intersection by roadworker.


  • The road includes the carriageway, footpaths or roadside areas.
  • Traffic includes all road users including pedestrians, cyclists and motor vehicles

Standards and requirements

Temporary traffic management must comply with the New Zealand Transport Agency Traffic Control Devices Manual Part 8: Code of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management (NZTA COPTTM)

Temporary traffic management can only be carried out by warranted site traffic management supervisors (STMS) and traffic controllers trained by NZTA accredited trainers. A list of accredited trainers is supplied in the training section of the NZTA COPTTM. Email the NZTA COPTTM administrator for more details.

Temporary traffic management on Wellington City Council roads can only be approved by Wellington City Council or a site traffic management supervisor to whom we've delegated authority.

Process and resources

List of Main Roads  (16KB PDF) | Text version (4KB RTF)

More information

Customer and Compliance Team

Email: customer.compliance@wcc.govt.nz

Postal address: Wellington City Council
PO Box 2199
Wellington 6140