Pursuant to clause 6.1 of Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2003 and clause 4.4(4) of Land Transport Rule: Traffic Control Devices 2004 and delegations from the NZ Transport Agency, I, Glenn Bunting, Network Manager, approve a rural intersection active warning system variable speed limit on State Highway 2 at the East Taratahi Road and Wiltons Road intersections, in accordance with the conditions set out in this notice.
1. Variable Speed Limit
The NZ Transport Agency (Highways and Network Operations Group) may set a variable speed limit of 70km/h on State Highway 2, at the intersections with East Taratahi Road and Wiltons Road, to manage the safety of traffic when vehicles are crossing or turning at the intersections.
2. Operation of the Variable Speed Limit
The variable speed limit, which must be displayed on variable speed limit signs, may operate when a vehicle is detected approaching the intersections on the side road or turning right on State Highway 2 and may continue to operate until those vehicles have cleared the intersections. When the variable speed limit is not operating, the variable speed limit signs must either display the permanent speed limit or be blank.
Speed limit signs that comply with Land Transport Rule: Traffic Control Devices 2004 must be installed to identify the section of road subject to the variable speed limit as follows:
- at least one R1-2.1 “Variable speed” sign installed above a W11 intersection warning sign, at the beginning of the variable speed limit on State Highway 2, facing road users approaching the intersections with East Taratahi Road and Wiltons Road; and
- R1-1 “Standard”, R1-1.1 “100km/h” or R1-3 “Derestriction” signs at the end of the variable speed limit, facing road users on each road that leaves the intersections, to indicate the permanent speed limit that applies beyond that point.
4. Length of Variable Speed Limit
The variable speed limit on State Highway 2 must be a minimum length of 300 metres, but must not be longer than 500 metres.
The NZ Transport Agency (Highways and Network Operations Group) must set the variable speed limit by making a bylaw in accordance with Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2003.
Signed at Wellington this 8th day of March 2016.
GLENN BUNTING, Network Manager.