Development of road maintenance programmes
Road maintenance programmes are continuous programmes of relatively low cost, low risk activities required to maintain appropriate levels of service on the roading and cycling network. As continuous programmes they have no start or end date. However, the detail required to establish the appropriate investment levels is developed on a three year cycle that aligns with the NLTP cycle. Approval of funding assistance from the National Land Transport Fund normally covers the three year period of each NLTP and is made when the NLTP is adopted by the Transport Agency Board.
Emergency works are an exception in that expenditure is linked to the immediate response and reinstatement of levels of service as a result of the impact of natural events, eg severe storm events. Funding is approved individually on a project basis, with start and end dates.
The Transport Agency expects approved organisations and the Transport Agency (state highways) to follow the Transport Agency’s Planning and investment principles in developing and delivering their road maintenance programmes.
Road maintenance programmes are developed through the maintenance, operations and renewals module in Transport Investment Online (external link)(TIO).