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Working on the road

All work on the road reserve, road closures and traffic or parking restrictions must be approved by Auckland Transport and publicly notified prior to the work or closure.

Standards for working on the road

The National Code of Practice for Utility Operators Access to Transport Corridors defines the set of standards for working in the road and the Corridor Access Request (CAR) processes.

The Code is mandatory under the Utilities Access Act 2010 and applies to all works carried out in the Transport Corridors, whether the work is for or by a utility, local government, commercial organisation or private individual(s).


Corridor Access Requests

Anyone planning to dig up part of the road reserve must apply for a Corridor Access Request (CAR).

Non-Excavation Corridor Access Requests

A Non-Excavation Corridor Access Request is required for any work in the road reserve that does not involve physical excavation (digging) work.

Vehicle crossing application

If you are building a driveway, you will need to lodge an application to construct a vehicle crossing (the area of driveway between the road and the private property boundary).

Traffic management plans

Traffic management initiatives help keep our traffic moving at peak times or when road works are being undertaken.

Road processes for property owners

Private property owners who want to make property changes that have an impact on the road corridor (or unformed legal roads) need to apply to Auckland Transport for permission.

Over-dimension & overweight permits

If you need to transport an overweight load or use an over-dimension vehicle, you will need to apply for a suitable permit

Planning an event

If you are holding an event in a public space (including the road), you will need to apply for an event permit.

Livestock on the road

The movement of livestock on roads in the former Franklin District is covered fully in the Franklin District Livestock on Roads Bylaw 2010.

Site safety

Staff on the many AT worksites across Auckland need to be aware of the behaviours that can prevent safety incidents occurring.