Apply for a temporary road closure or identify which type of temporary road closure you need.

Apply for a temporary road closure

To apply for a temporary road closure, please contact a Traffic Management provider(external link) to assist you.

If you are a qualified Site Traffic Management Supervisor (STMS) operating in the Christchurch area you must use MyWorksites(external link) to submit your Traffic Management Plan (TMP).

Application review

A Council Traffic Management Coordinator (TMC) will review your application and make a decision.

Once the decision is made the Traffic Management Coordinator will process your Traffic Management Plan through MyWorksites(external link) and notify you via the system-generated notifications.

If the application is rejected, the Traffic Management Coordinator will provide information on the reasons for the decision.

If the application is approved the Traffic Management Coordinator will provide:

  • Your approved temporary road closure application form.
  • Your approved temporary traffic management plan.
  • Information on any additional requirements or conditions relating to the approval.
  • Information on applicable fees and charges which will be recorded in the system for invoicing.

Advertise the road closure

If your application is approved, the road closure must be advertised for public awareness and to allow feedback seven days before the closure. 

We will advertise the road closure through our standard channels as applicable, utilising print, online (through the NZTA journeys page)(external link), and social media channels.

You must organise for delivery of notification letters(external link) to affected properties, and your traffic management provider must install the onsite pre-closure signage as specified in your approved temporary traffic management plan.

Road closure

On the scheduled day of the activity, the road(s) can be closed using the methods described in your approved temporary traffic management plan. You can only close the road(s) specified in your approved application form and traffic management plan for the dates and times specified.

Upon completion of the activity, all signage must be removed in accordance with your approved traffic management plan.

Application costs

Traffic Management Plan application costs(external link).