Pursuant to clause 6.1 of the Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2003, clause 4.4(4) of the 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 Mill Road and Pukekohe East Road at the intersection with Harrisville Road at Pukekohe East, in accordance with the conditions set out in this notice.
1. Variable speed limit
Auckland Transport and the Waikato District Council may set a variable speed limit of 70km/h on the sections of Mill Road and Pukekohe East Road in their respective jurisdictions, at the intersection with Harrisville Road at Pukekohe East, to manage the safety of traffic when vehicles are crossing or turning at the intersection.
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 intersection on Harrisville Road or turning right on Pukekohe East Road and may continue to operate until those vehicles have cleared the intersection. 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 the 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, Option B “Variable speed” sign installed above a W11-4 intersection warning sign, at the beginning of the variable speed limit on Mill Road and Pukekohe East Road, facing road users on each approach to the intersection with Harrisville Road; and
- R1-1 “Standard” or R1-1.1 “100km/h” signs at the end of the variable speed limit, facing road users on each road that leaves the intersection, to indicate the permanent speed limit that applies beyond that point.
4. Length of variable speed limit
The combined length of the variable speed limits on Mill Road and Pukekohe East Road must be a minimum of 300 metres, but must not be longer than 500 metres.
Auckland Transport and the Waikato District Council must set the variable speed limit by making a bylaw in accordance with the Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2003.
Signed at Wellington this 23rd day of May 2016.
GLENN BUNTING, Network Manager.