Our District's road network
|Total length of roads||2,623km|
|Unsealed roads||1,116km |
|Traffic & street signs ||8,581|
|Street lights ||2551|
Funding our roads
|Intersection design & improvement||Traffic management |
|Heavy Vehicle Permits||Maintenance contracts – reseal, metalling, grading|
|Road signs contracts||Street light contracts|
|Road marking contracts|
Installation of irrigation pipes under district roads
Irrigation water on roads
Droving stock on council roads
Between May and September of each year, cows are walked from dairy farms to winter grazing blocks and vice versa and all road users are urged to take care during this period.
Council has a bylaw for stock droving, which allows stock to be driven on local roads after sunrise and before sunset without written permission provided:
- There are no more than 600 cattle or 3000 sheep in one move and one drover per 300 cattle or 1500 sheep.
- Animals are kept moving
- Suitable signs must be used at a safe stopping distance to warn other road users.
Read the Transportation and Parking Bylaw
NZTA are the controlling authority for state highways. The NZTA recommend the use of the Code of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management. This code requires the preparation of a TMP (Traffic Management Plan) when moving mobs of cattle across an open speed state highway.
Speed limits on Ashburton district roads are set using all applicable legislation including “Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2017."
The full schedule of speed limits is listed in the Council Transportation and Parking Bylaw.
Activity management plan
Activity Management Plans (AMPs) outline how Council manages Roads and Footpaths.
Read the Transportation Activity Management Plan