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Roading Activities - Waikato District Council

RoadingRoading has the highest expenditure of any of the Council’s activities. Itcurrently provides for the maintenance and improvement of 1,651 kilometresof roads in the district. Particular emphasis is placed on safety and improvingthe surface quality of the roads including the sealing of existing metal roads.Roading also includes bridges, footpaths, street lighting and the funding of passengertransport services.Strategic LinksThe key activities within this group, and the communityand strategic outcomes they contribute to are:Community OutcomesRoading NetworkAdministrationVibrant Local CommunitiesThriving EconomySustainable Living EnvironmentCorridor MaintenanceVibrant Local CommunitiesThriving EconomyPavement and DrainageMaintenanceVibrant Local CommunitiesThriving EconomyCarriageway ResurfacingVibrant Local CommunitiesThriving EconomyPavement RenewalVibrant Local CommunitiesThriving EconomySeal ExtensionVibrant Local CommunitiesThriving EconomyBridgesThriving EconomySafety Improvements andCommunity EducationVibrant Local CommunitiesThriving EconomyCommunity EnhancementWorksVibrant Local CommunitiesThriving EconomySustainable Living EnvironmentRegulatoryThriving EcomonyPassenger TransportVibrant Local CommunitiesStrategic GoalsFacilitating Community DevelopmentDeveloping Our EconomySafegaurding Our EnvironmentFacilitating Community DevelopmentDeveloping Our EconomyFacilitating Community DevelopmentDeveloping Our EconomyFacilitating Community DevelopmentDeveloping Our EconomyFacilitating Community DevelopmentDeveloping Our EconomyFacilitating Community DevelopmentDeveloping Our EconomyDeveloping Our EconomyFacilitating Community DevelopmentDeveloping Our EconomyFacilitating Community DevelopmentDeveloping Our EconomySafeguarding Our EnvironmentDeveloping Our EconomyFacilitating Community Development64THE ROAD AHEAD - LONG-TERM COUNCIL COMMUNITY PLAN 2004-2014


Key ProjectsThe key operating and capitalprojects for the group over the lifeof this plan are:· 12.5km of seal extension· 12km of pavement renewal· painting under the deck of theTainui Bridge· 100km of carriagewayresurfacing· urban upgrades including sealextension in Point St, Raglan,and Eccles Ave, Te Kauwhata.Negative EffectsSome negative impacts may arisefrom the implementation of theroading programme.· Incorrect use of chemical weedspray can harm the environment.This is mitigated through thecontrol of chemical use by usingcurrent industry best practiceand appropriately qualifiedcontractors. Members of thepublic who object to the use ofchemical sprays can apply to beincluded in the register of ‘nospray’ zones.· Improvements to the roadingnetwork can encourage driversto travel faster due to improvedroad alignment and increasedsight distance. This is mitigatedthrough design to provideconsistent speed environmentsand through continuing drivereducation and enforcement.· Road construction can harm theenvironment particularly duringearthworks. This is mitigatedthrough using best industrypractice and the control andmanagement of silt and runoffduring the works.The Waikato DistrictTransport NetworkThe transport network in theWaikato District is dominated byroad transport as the district ispredominately rural. There aresignificant stretches of StateHighway passing through thedistrict such that the highwaysform an integral part of theKey AssetsThe key community assets for this activity group include:Length of RoadskmSealed roads - Rural 1,033Unsealed roads - Rural 495Sealed roads - Urban 119Unsealed roads - Urban 3Total 1,650No of Bridges and CulvertsNoBridge structures 137Large culverts (>2.1m diameter) 280Stock underpasses 42Length of FootpathskmConcrete 103.9Sealed 4.3Metal 2.3Length of Kerb and Channel 206StreetlightsNo2007roading network, providingconnectivity between the regionsand major cities. State Highway Onealmost bisects the district fromnorth to south hence the rapiddevelopment of the Auckland toCambridge expressway is important.The “interim” State Highways: 39and 1B, continue to grow with moreand more traffic using them.Highways 26 and 23 provideimportant links between HamiltonCity and Morrinsville and Raglanrespectively.The North Island Main Trunk railwayline essentially follows State HighwayOne and provides opportunity foralternatives to road transport. TheRail link to the ports of Taurangaand Auckland are important for bulkfreight movement and will be utilisedby major companies such as Genesisin the next few years. The use ofrail for commuters betweenHamilton and Auckland has beentried in the past but continues tohold its potential.Council supports and works withEnvironment Waikato to providebus services between the majortowns of the district and HamiltonCity Services run between HamiltonCity and Raglan, Huntly andNgaruawahia. Council will be activelyexploring ways in which servicescan be expanded to assist thoseliving in smaller villages within thedistrict.While there is little congestion onthe roads between the towns andtheir destinations the motivation touse alternatives to road transport,such as public transport or walkingand cycling is weak. HoweverCouncil is actively encouraging thesealternatives by building up andmaintaining facilities for them.Connectivity between the variousforms of transport is key to ensuringthat the transport network is fullyintegrated. Leisure, as opposed tocommuter, walking and cycling ismore prevalent in the district andthis is noted and taken intoconsideration when designingfacilities.The Waikato District also has oneof the highest road crash recordsin New Zealand and works closelywith Police, the Land TransportSafety Authority and our Road SafetyCo-ordinator to develop educationand enforcement initiatives toaddress this.Council’s relationships with thePolice, the Land Transport SafetyAuthority, Transit New Zealand, Toll,Environment Waikato, and theneighbouring Territorial Authorities(Hamilton City Council, Waipa,Matamata Piako, Otorohanga andWaitomo District Councils) formsome of our more importantstrategic alliances.THE ROAD AHEAD - LONG-TERM COUNCIL COMMUNITY PLAN 2004-201465


Roading Network AdministrationHow we know we are on trackService levelLand Transport ProgrammeTo develop and manage a robustLand Transport Management Plan,which meets the reasonable needsof the community, protects theroading asset and qualifies forfunding assistance from theGovernment.Road Safety StrategyTo develop and implement a roadsafety strategy and safetymanagement systems by 1 July 2004.Pavement ManagementSystemTo utilise the pavement managementsystem to ensure that the NationalLand Transport Programme isaddressing asset management issueswithin the network.Professional EngineeringBusiness UnitThe Unit completes the design andsupervision of named projects andschedules the year’s works so thatprojects are constructed at suitabletimes of the year and all projectsare completed by the end of thefinancial year.Checking progressTo review the Council’s landtransport management programmeannually, and at the same time asthe National Land TransportProgramme.To consult widely on the plan withthe community, other roadcontrolling authorities, and all otherinterested parties.To maximise the amount of subsidyassistance available by prudentmanagement and knowledge oflegislative requirements.To ensure that external audits ofthe programme and systems arecompleted annually by Audit NewZealand and Transfund NewZealand, and that any deficienciesare addressed promptly.To monitor and report progress onthe objectives of the road safetystrategy annually.To annually audit the safetymanagement system, and ensurethat any deficiencies during the auditare attended to promptly orscheduled for improvement withinthe system.That the overall condition of theroading asset remains static orimproves. This is reported on everytwo years following a conditionrating survey and analysis of themodel outputs.To ensure that all projects arecompleted within agreed timeframes and budgets.RoadingNetworkAdministrationThis activity helps to achieve thecommunity outcomes of VibrantLocal Communities and ThrivingEconomy. It inclues theadministration of the roading area,and Council’s in-house roadingdesign team.Council’s Roading group isresponsible for the prudent assetmanagement and operation of theroad network.Where we want to goLand Transport ProgrammeUnder the Land TransportManagement Act, Council is requiredto produce a land transportprogramme that is not inconsistentwith the New Zealand TransportStrategy. The Government’s visionfor transport is that “By 2010 NewZealand will have an affordable,integrated, safe, responsive, andsustainable transport system.” Inachieving this vision Council’s landtransport programme mustcontribute to the purposes of thisAct and to the following:· assisting economic development· assisting safety and personalsecurity· improving access and mobility· protecting and promoting publichealth· ensuring environmentsustainability.These objectives are aligned withthe community outcomes andCouncil’s strategic goals.66THE ROAD AHEAD - LONG-TERM COUNCIL COMMUNITY PLAN 2004-2014The roading activities included inthis Long-Term Council CommunityPlan make up Council’s landtransport programme.Road Safety StrategyCouncil will implement a safetymanagement system by 1 July 2004to ensure that all decisions aboutmaintenance, management andconstruction are made within thecontext of improving safety in thedistrict, and contribute to the goalsand objectives of the New ZealandRoad Safety Strategy 2010. Council


Roading Network Administrationhas a Road Safety Strategy that, inconjunction with the safetymanagement system, describes howCouncil will further the desiredoutcomes for Land Transport Safety,including how it will build andmanage relationships with otherparties including police, local Maori,organisations, community groupsand other interested groups. Thisstrategy identifies the safety issuesfacing the district and the actionsthat will be undertaken to addressthem.Pavement ManagementSystemCouncil also runs a pavementmanagement system to ensure thatroads are regularly inspected andtheir condition is recorded. Thisdata is used to model the roadingnetwork’s performance over timeso that forward programming isrobust and able to be projectedwith reasonable certainty over aten-year period. The outputs of themodel are verified with field checksas Council continues to calibrateand develop the system. Modellingenables varying scenarios to beconsidered in terms of service levelsand the amount of funds requiredto manage the network efficientlyand effectively.General AdministrationCouncil staff are appropriately skilledand resourced to ensure all worksare completed in a thoroughlyprofessional and responsible wayfollowing current industry bestpractice and complying with relevantlegislation. The roading group hasthe appropriate systems andprocesses in place to achieve thesegoals.Professional EngineeringBusiness UnitThe Professional EngineeringBusiness Unit is an in-houseconsultancy service, which carriesout the majority of the projectscoping, design and supervision ofmajor roading projects. Externalconsultants are engaged for specialistactivities and to supplementresources if necessary.Under section 28 of the TransitNew Zealand Amendment Act 1995,Council must comply with thespecial provisions relating to inhouseprofessional services. TheseConditions include ‘dueconsideration’ of cost effectiveness,accountability, contestability ofservice and availability of resources.$0009000800070006000500040003000200010000$0009000800070006000500040003000200010000$0009000800070006000500040003000200010000What we plan to spendExpenditureCapital Expenditure Operating Expenditure Total Expenditure2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14Operational expenditure includes depreciation which is utilised for capital work.Source of funds General Rate Grants/Subsidies Total Funds2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14Reserves includes the use of depreciation.Income General Rate Grants/Subsidies Total Income2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14Funding splitPublic Funding Private FundingTHE ROAD AHEAD - LONG-TERM COUNCIL COMMUNITY PLAN 2004-201467


Corridor MaintenanceHow we know we are on trackWe aim to provide the following service levels consistently over the next ten years.Funding increases will be required as the network grows or when the communityrequires a change in the service level either to increase or decrease an activity.Service levelTraffic signs, road marking, andguardrailsThat installation complies with currentindustry practice and is appropriate to theroading environment.Litter collection and street binemptyingThat the central business areas of Huntly,Ngaruawahia and Raglan are cleared of litterdaily, and bins are emptied as required toprevent overflow and nuisance.Removal of road debris and ruralroadside litter and abandoned carsThat high traffic rural roads are regularlypatrolled and cleared of litter.That abandoned cars are removed promptlyfollowing notification.Removal of graffitiThat graffiti and vandalism is attended topromptly to discourage repeat offending.Kerb and channel sweeping andcatchpit emptyingThat kerbs are swept three times per year.That catchpit sumps are cleared annuallyor as required.Vegetation controlThat high traffic rural roads are mown tomaintain an average grass height of notmore than 300mm.That other rural roadsides are mown twiceper year.That rural roadsides are sprayed to controlgrowth in roadside drains and ensure signsare not obscured.That urban roads are sprayed or trimmedfour times per year to keep footpath andkerbs tidy.That overhanging vegetation does notobstruct traffic on roads or pedestrians onfootpaths.Rural and urban street lightingTo ensure lighting is maintained in goodworking order.Railway level crossings and warningdevicesTo ensure lighting is maintained in goodworking order, and outages are attendedto promptly after receiving advice of theproblem.NOTE: this work is carried out by Tranzrail.General ResponseThat the number of requests for serviceare monitored and attended to.What we plan to doChecking progressTo ensure that regular audits by peers, LTSA andTransfund identify no major deficiencies, and theincidence and severity of crashes are maintainedat current levels or reduced.To regularly inspect streets to ensure contractorperformance is satisfactory, and to ensure that noncompliance is attended to within 24 hours ofnotification.To ensure that other litter is attended to within24 hours following advice of the problem.To ensure that 95% of complaints about abandonedcars are responded to within five working days ofnotification.To regularly inspect streets to ensure contractorsperformance is maintained.To ensure that other litter is attended to within24 hours following advice of the problem.To ensure that regular inspections confirm that theroad drainage system operates effectively androadside flooding in kerbed areas is reduced.That non compliance is attended to within threedays of notification.The contractor’s work is randomly inspected toensure that performance is maintained, and noncomplying work is attended to within three daysof notification.Outages are referred to the contractor within 24hours of receiving advice of the problem.The number of complaints received is monitoredand all are passed on to Tranzrail New Zealand.To ensure that complaints and requests for serviceare monitored and recorded. That all enquiries areacknowledged within 24 hours and investigated,and all valid issues are attended to within 48 hours(or the above timeframes) by either addressing theproblem or scheduling works.Projects 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07$ $ $Traffic services 689,000 745,000 700,000Street cleaning, litter bins, weed control, graffiti removal 374,500 391,000 391,000Kerb sweeping and catchpit cleaning (subs) 105,000 107,500 110,000Street lighting (subs) 201,200 222,700 231,500Amenity and corridor maintenance 530,000 544,000 544,000Level crossings and warning devices 32,000 30,000 30,000CorridorMaintenanceThis activity contributes to theachievement of the Vibrant LocalCommunities and Viable Economycommunity outcomes. In accordancewith the Land TransportManagement Act this activity alsocontributes to economicdevelopment, safety and personalsecurity and ensuring environmentalsustainability.The road network includes not onlythe paved road and footpathsurfaces, but also the land betweenthe property boundaries that makeup the road reserve, which isreferred to as the roading corridor.Corridor maintenance includes allthe routine activities that ensurethe efficient and effective operationof the network and maintain a tidyappearance. Corridor maintenanceactivities include:· traffic signs, road marking, andguardrail maintenance· litter collection and street binemptying· removal of road debris, ruralroadside litter and abandonedcars· removal of graffiti on roadingstructures and other councilproperty· kerb and channel sweeping andcatchpit emptying· vegetation control in both urbanand rural areas – mowing, weedspraying, removal or trimmingof overhanging vegetation, andkerb trimming in some urbanareas· rural and urban lightingmaintenance· railway level crossings andwarning devices.Council also recognises the public’sexpectations for a district thatprovides a certain lifestyle, and ofwhich we can be proud.68THE ROAD AHEAD - LONG-TERM COUNCIL COMMUNITY PLAN 2004-2014


Corridor MaintenanceWhere we want to goCorridor maintenance serves threepurposes - it assists road safety,improves the efficiency of trafficflow and drainage systems, and cancreate a tidy and consistentappearance throughout the district.Our aim is to provide an appropriatelevel of service that achieves thesegoals for an affordable cost.Repetitive routine work can bemore cost effective than a reactiveapproach for certain activities,specifically mowing, weed control,street sweeping and litter collection.· A consistent road environmentimproves safety, for examplewhen traffic signs and roadmarking are positionedappropriately they inform thedriver of the road ahead, whilevegetation control providesclear sight distance for themotorist and ensures signs arenot obstructed.· Sweeping of kerb and channellingand the cleaning of catchpitsensures that road drainagesystems operate efficiently andreduces risk of roadsideflooding, mainly in urban areas.· Routine vegetation control andlitter collection reduce fire andvermin risk, and nuisance fromoffensive litter and spills.· Rural and urban lightingimproves road safety and canassist personal and propertysecurity in urban areas.· Railway crossings throughoutthe district are controlled withsigns or lights and alarm bells,which must be maintained forsafety reasons.$00025002000150010005000$00025002000150010005000$0002500200015001000What we plan to spendExpenditureCapital Expenditure Operating Expenditure Total Expenditure2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14Operational expenditure includes depreciation which is utilised for capital work.Source of fundsGeneral Rate General Rate Reserves Grants/Subsidies Total Funds2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14Reserves includes the use of depreciation.IncomeGeneral Rate Grants/Subsidies Total Income50002004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14Funding splitPublic Funding Private FundingTHE ROAD AHEAD - LONG-TERM COUNCIL COMMUNITY PLAN 2004-201469


Pavement and Drainage MaintenanceHow we know we are on trackCouncil maintains its network in accordance with the performance measuresmonitored nationally by Transfund New Zealand.Transfund’s 2003/04 performance measures and targets for Councilmaintenance include:Service levelTo maintain smooth travellingsurface - the percentage of vehiclekilometres travelled on sealedCouncil roads classified as smooth.Smoothness is defined in terms ofNAASRA counts, which are appliedto different classes of roads. Thosecarrying high volumes of trafficrequire smoother values than roadscarrying little traffic.To minimise the number of roadfaults present – This is measured bythe surface integrity index indicator(the lower the index value thehealthier the roading network).To attend promptly to emergencyworks – contractors will respondto all emergency situations followingnotification.To undertake routine maintenanceas required to maintain publicsatisfaction.Contractor performance - Arandom portion of the claimedworks is inspected by Council staffto ensure completion andcompliance with specifications.Maintenance expenditure - thepercentage variation betweenplanned and actual maintenanceexpenditure.What we plan to doChecking progressCouncil’s roads will be measuredusing the Roads Assessment andMaintenance Management system(RAMM) every two years.To ensure that a surface integrityindex of less than 20% is achieved.This is measured every two yearsand maintained.To ensure that a contractor is onsiteattending to a verifiedemergency situation within fourhours of notification.To ensure that complaints arerecorded and monitored.That all complaints areacknowledged within 24 hours ofreceiving them and are attended to,or scheduled for future works.To complete monthly audits andremedy non-compliance within onemonth of notification.To ensure that end of yearexpenditure falls in the rangebetween 3% below budget to 1%above budget.Projects 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07$ $ $Pavement grading 320,000Pavement wearing course 325,000Pavement maintenance metal 410,000Pre-reseal maintenance 200,000Structural pavement repairs 775,000Drain and channel maintenance 285,000Repairs to small culverts 60,000Unlisted maintenance works 1,000,000Unlisted drainage works 55,000Park Drive, Raglan - stormwater works 10,000Earles Place, Raglan - stormwater works 20,000Long Street, Raglan - stormwater works 20,000Point Street, Raglan - stormwater works 25,000Flood improvement works 70,000District-wide pavement and drainage maintenance 3,600,000 3,700,000Pavementand DrainageMaintenanceThis activity helps to achieve thecommunity outcomes of VibrantLocal Communities and ThrivingEconomy. This activity alsocontributes to the objectives of theNew Zealand Land TransportStrategy by contributing toeconomic development, safety andpersonal security, access andmobility and public health.Council maintains its roadpavements, both sealed andunsealed, in good condition so asto maximise the useful life of theroads and provide a smooth andsafe travelling surface. Flooding onthe road can present a hazard tothe motorist, as well as causedamage to the road itself. As such,well maintained road drainage is akey element in protecting theroading network.Important pavement and drainagemaintenance activities include:· grading of unsealed roads· addition of metal to unsealedroads· repair of pavement faultsincluding potholes and digouts· clearing of roadside shouldersand drains· repairs to, and replacement of,culverts less than two metresin diameter· emergency works – attendingto storm damage, flooding, slipsand other hazards such as fallentrees.70THE ROAD AHEAD - LONG-TERM COUNCIL COMMUNITY PLAN 2004-2014


Pavement and Drainage MaintenanceWhere we want to goCouncil aims to keep the roadsurface in a safe and smoothcondition at all times. Over the longtermCouncil aims to maintain itsroad pavements prudently keepingthem in good condition andextending their useful life as long aspossible.$00040003500300025002000150010005000What we plan to spendExpenditureCapital Expenditure Operating Expenditure Total Expenditure2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14Operational expenditure includes depreciation which is utilised for capital work.Source of fundsGeneral Rate General Rate Reserves Grants/Subsidies Total Funds$000400035003000250020001500100050002004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14Reserves includes the use of depreciation.IncomeGeneral Rate Grants/Subsidies Total Income$000400035003000250020001500100050002004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14Funding splitPublic Funding Private FundingTHE ROAD AHEAD - LONG-TERM COUNCIL COMMUNITY PLAN 2004-201471


Carriageway ResurfacingHow we know we are on trackA condition rating survey of all roads is undertaken every second year andthe data from this is used in the pavement management system. The pavementmanagement system is then used to indicate the overall length of resurfacingthat should be done each year. The current models indicate that Councilwill need to increase its resurfacing length over the next three to four yearsto address a situation where a large number of reseals are coming due atthe same time.Specific reseal sites are determined through the pavement managementsystem and validated by field inspections.Service levelTo maintain the resurfacingprogramme in accordance withcondition rating surveys andpavement management system.Checking progressTo resurface 100km of roads in thefinancial year.What we plan to doProjects 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07$ $ $Asphalt resurfacing length 1km 1km 1kmAsphalt 100,000 100,000 100,000Resurfacing length – chip seal 100km 120km 130kmChip seal 1,650,000 2,000,000 2,200,000CarriagewayResurfacingThis activity helps to achieve thecommunity outcomes of VibrantLocal Communities and ThrivingEconomy. This activity alsocontributes to the objectives of theNew Zealand Land TransportStrategy by contributing toeconomic development.Roads are a major component ofCouncil’s transportation system,and represent a significantinvestment. The sealed surface of aroad waterproofs the underlyingpavement and provides a skidresistant surface for vehicles. Goodmanagement of the road surfacewill programme resealing to preventpremature failure while ensuringthe surface is not slippery.Council has approximately 1153kmof sealed roads. By far the majorityof roads are surfaced in chip seal.Some urban areas and intersectionsare surfaced in asphalt.72THE ROAD AHEAD - LONG-TERM COUNCIL COMMUNITY PLAN 2004-2014


Carriageway ResurfacingWhere we want to goResurfacing addresses several issues:· it provides texture on the roadsurface to maintain skidresistance, which helps with roadsafety· it protects the road pavementby providing a waterproof layerso that water does not enterthe pavement layers. This, in turn,helps reduce problems that mayarise such as potholes and ‘softareas’ that need digging out andrebuilding.We plan to resurface roads just asthey need it, i.e. before pavementsdeteriorate and resistance is lost.$00025002000150010005000What we plan to spendExpenditureCapital Expenditure Operating Expenditure Total Expenditure2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14Operational expenditure includes depreciation which is utilised for capital work.Source of fundsGeneral Rate Reserves Grants/Subsidies Total Funds$000250020001500100050002004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14Reserves includes the use of depreciation.IncomeGeneral Rate Grants/Subsidies Total Income$000150010005000-500-10002004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14Negative income is where an activity contributes funds to offset the General Rate requirement.Funding splitPublic Funding Private FundingTHE ROAD AHEAD - LONG-TERM COUNCIL COMMUNITY PLAN 2004-201473


Pavement RenewalHow we know we are on trackPavement renewal projects are designed to meet or exceed current industrystandards for the measured traffic capacity of the road, including anticipatedgrowth over the expected life of the new pavement.Projects are also economically analysed for the following reasons:· to ascertain if a pavement renewal project is warranted· to ensure that upgrades are more cost effective than continuedmaintenance· to acquire subsidy from Transit New Zealand.On average we expect to renew between 12-16km of sealed road pavementper annum based on the needs of the asset.Regular audits and inspections are carried out to monitor the condition ofthe roading network as a whole and identify sections of pavements requiringrenewal.Pavement renewal projects are subjected to quality and safety audits onboth the design and the constructed project to ensure that they theperformance standards have been met.Service levelTo maintain smooth riding surface– new pavements should achieve asmooth roughness measure andcontribute to the overallsmoothness of the network.What we plan to doChecking progressThat new pavements obtain aNAASRA count of 75 or less,measured within two years ofconstruction.To audit a sample of renewalprojects prior to construction, andto address any issues identified.Projects 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07$ $ $District wide AWPT, include the following sites: 525,000- Bain Road AWPT- Bankier Road AWPT- Gordonton Road AWPT- Hetherington Road AWPT- Horotiu Road AWPT- Okaeria Road AWPT- Te Ohaki Road AWPTHautapu Road AWPT 230,000Horsham Downs bypass RC 385,000Kainui Road AWPT 225,000Tahuna Road I AWPT 240,000Tahuna Road II AWPT 322,000Travers Road AWPT 144,000Tregoweth Lane / State Highway One Intersection RC 300,000Victoria Road AWPT 210,000Advance 2005/06 RC design 60,000Riverview Road RC (Wright’s bridge) design 50,000Te Kowhai Road RC 325,000Waverley Road RC 400,000District-wide annual length of renewed pavement 12 km 16km 16kmDistrict-wide pavement renewal 2,900,000 2,950,000PavementRenewalThis activity helps to achieve thecommunity outcomes of VibrantLocal Communities and ThrivingEconomy. This activity alsocontributes to the objectives of theNew Zealand Land TransportStrategy by contributing toeconomic development, safety andpersonal security, access andmobility and public health.Council maintains its roadpavements and carries out renewalas they near the end of their usefullife. Pavements require upgradingfor several reasons including:· they are at the end of theirdesign (useful) life, and havedeformed, making thepavements unacceptably rough.It is cheaper to rebuild themthan continue expensivemaintenance· the traffic patterns have changedsince the pavements wereconstructed, causingdeformation, because they areno longer strong enough orwide enough for the trafficdemands· crashes are occurring due to afault in the road.It should be recognised that muchof the rural roading network hasdeveloped from old trails, some ofwhich started as bridle trails.Therefore, much of the networkhas not been constructed to anyengineering design. This is correctedduring roading upgrade projects.This pavement renewal workincludes – or is referred to as –area wide pavement treatment(AWPT), pavement smoothing (PS),road reconstruction (RC) andpavement rehabilitation (PR).Key: AWPT – Area wide pavement treatment RC – Road Reconstruction74THE ROAD AHEAD - LONG-TERM COUNCIL COMMUNITY PLAN 2004-2014


Pavement RenewalWhere we want to goOver the long-term Council aimsto maintain its road pavementsprudently by keeping them in goodcondition and therefore extendingtheir useful life as long as possible.Council uses nationally recognisedpavement management systems toassist in long-term planning and todetermine the best balance betweenpreventative maintenance and fullpavement renewal or strengthening.$000350030002500200015001000What we plan to spendExpenditureCapital Expenditure Operating Expenditure Total Expenditure50002004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14Operational expenditure includes depreciation which is utilised for capital work.Source of fundsGeneral Rate Reserves Grants/Subsidies Financial Contributions Total Funds$00035003000250020001500100050002004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14Reserves includes the use of depreciation.IncomeGeneral Rate Grants/Subsidies Financial Contributions Total Income$0002000150010005000-500-1000-1500-20002004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14Negative income is where an activity contributes funds to offset the General Rate requirement.Funding splitPublic Funding Private FundingTHE ROAD AHEAD - LONG-TERM COUNCIL COMMUNITY PLAN 2004-201475


Seal ExtensionHow we know we are on trackAll seal extension projects upgrade the road and its alignment to currentindustry standards, based on the amount of traffic and the speed environment.All urban seal extension projects are treated as urban upgrades, bringingthe road or street up to an urban standard consistent with the neighbouringdevelopment.Through all our work, and in-line with the national transport strategy, weaim to achieve an affordable, integrated, safe, responsive and sustainabletransport system.Seal extension works are subjected to quality and safety audits on both thedesign and the constructed project to ensure that the performance standardshave been met.Service levelTo complete the seal extensionprogramme on time and withinbudget.To maintain smooth riding surface– seal extension projects pavementsshould achieve a smooth roughnessmeasure and contribute to theoverall smoothness of the network.What we plan to doChecking progressTo complete 12-13km of sealextension within agreed budgets.To ensure that new pavementsobtain a NAASRA count of 75 orless, measured within two years ofconstruction.To audit a sample of seal extensionprojects prior to construction, andto address any issues identified.Projects 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07Length of seal extension - km 12 – 13 12 – 13 13 – 14Cost of seal extension - $ million 3.2 – 3.5 3.2 – 3.5 3.5 – 3.8SealExtensionThis activity helps to achieve thecommunity outcomes of VibrantLocal Communities and ThrivingEconomy. This activity alsocontributes to the objectives of theNew Zealand Land TransportStrategy by contributing toeconomic development, safety andpersonal security, access andmobility and environmentalsustainability.The roading network in the WaikatoDistrict measures approximately1650km, of which 498km iscurrently unsealed. Seal extensionis the activity of sealing existingmetal roads. Council acknowledgesthe expectations of those living onunsealed roads and the impact thatan unsealed road can have on thelocal community, its health andconsequently its lifestyle.The following is an alphabetical listing ofroads and locations scheduled for sealextension in 2004/05.Road Location KmDawson Road Taupiri 0.45Elgood Road Ngaruawahia 1.00Middle Road Gordonton 1.20Newton Road Raglan 0.05Ohautira Road Whaingaroa 1.00Phillips Road Raglan 0.05Shewan Road Gordonton 1.60Springhill Road Meremere 1.60Stewart Road Te Kauwhata 0.40Stokes Road Taupiri 1.20Te Papatapu Road Raglan 0.90Uapoto Road Taupiri 1.70Waiu Road Waterimu 1.00Urban Seal ExtensionsEarles Place Raglan 0.13Point Street Raglan 0.11The following is a listing of roads andlocations scheduled in 2004/05, for unsealeduprades or preparation works for futureseal extentions.Road Location KmChurchill Road Te Kauwhata 1.70Findlay Road Maramarua 1.90Ohautira Road Whaingaroa 1.20Okete Road Te Uku 1.30Dimmock Road MaramaruaHampton Downs Road Te KauwhataMaungatawhiri Road RaglanTikotiko Road Glen MurrayWilton Collieries Glen MasseyTregoweth Lane HuntlyThe following is an alphabetical listing ofroads and locations scheduled for sealextensions in 2005/06 and 2006/07.Road Location KmCarter Road Waeranga 0.95Casey Road Te Kowhai 0.32Churchill Road Te Kauwhata 1.70Dimmock Road Maramarua 1.20Findlay Road Maramarua 1.90Hampton Downs Road Te Kauwhata 1.80Horahora Road Rangiriri 1.40Karakariki Road Karakariki 1.30Maungatawhiri Road Raglan 0.30Newton Road Raglan 1.00Ohautira Road Whaingaroa 2.30Okete Road Te Uku 2.80Powells Road Eureka 1.20Puke Road Gordonton 0.80Rayner Road Huntly 0.65Ruapuke Road Ruapuke 0.90Shaw Road Eureka 0.50Te Puroa Road Ngaruawahia 1.50Tikotiko Road Glen Murray 1.00Valentine Road Gordonton 1.00Whaanga Road Raglan 1.00Williamson Road Gordonton 0.60Urban Seal ExtensionsRayner Road Huntly 0.60Edward Ave Pukemiro 0.10Joseph Street Pukemiro 0.07Miro Road Glen Afton 0.1076THE ROAD AHEAD - LONG-TERM COUNCIL COMMUNITY PLAN 2004-2014


Seal ExtensionWhere we want to goAs the district grows and developsit is appropriate to extend the sealedroading network. There will be anumber of roads that will not besealed in the long-term. Council’starget is to seal 75% of the roadingnetwork.Council currently maintains a rollingten-year seal extension programme,which identifies the roads that areproposed for sealing and the orderin which they will be addressed.This programme is flexible so thatCouncil can react to areas wheregrowth and development aremoving at an accelerated rate. Theprogramme is reviewed annuallyand provides a guide to the publicand those people who live onunsealed roads.Seal extension projects areprioritised by taking the followinginto account:· availability of funding· traffic volumes and proportionof heavy vehicles· maintenance costs· accident history· potential use – subdivisionalgrowth· adjacent land use· enhancement of communitydevelopment· preservation of rural community· other social needs.Seal extension projects are designedahead of construction andpreliminary maintenance is oftencarried out in the year prior tosealing. Some seal extension worksqualify for a subsidy and whereverpossible this is maximised.$000600055005000450040003500300025002000150010005000$000600055005000450040003500300025002000150010005000$0003500300025002000150010005000-500What we plan to spendExpenditureCapital Expenditure Operating Expenditure Total Expenditure2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14Operational expenditure includes depreciation which is utilised for capital work.Source of funds General Rate General Rate ReservesGrants/Subsidies Financial Contributions Loans Total Funds2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14Reserves includes the use of depreciation.IncomeGeneral Rate Grants/Subsidies Financial Contributions Total Income2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14Negative income is where an activity contributes funds to offset the General Rate requirement.25.00%Funding splitPublic Funding Private Funding75.00%THE ROAD AHEAD - LONG-TERM COUNCIL COMMUNITY PLAN 2004-201477

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