Working in the road corridor

If your building project involves road works there are a few things to consider before starting out.

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Corridor access requests Fee
Minor works - including vehicle crossings and emergency works $260.00
Major works - including emergency works $579.00
Project works $579.00 or 80% of assessed processing time based on $122/hour

  • You’ll be invoiced within the new month. 
  • The number of site inspections will depend on how complex the works are.

More information about the different levels of works

Working hours

Normal hours of work

7.00 am to 6.00 pm, Monday to Saturday inclusive.

Working outside the normal working hours

Night work may be permitted in non-residential areas by negotiation.

No night work may be carried out in residential areas.

Emergency work

The restrictions don’t apply to emergency work

Notify us about emergency work by emailing within 48 hours of the work starting.

No Work Period within Porirua City

“No work” shall be carried within Porirua City during Sundays or Public holidays, except in special circumstances or for “emergency work”.

Christmas Periods of No Work

No work shall be carried out within the Central Business District (CBD) and suburban areas of Porirua City between the dates of 1st December until 7th January

Note: In exceptional circumstances, apart from Emergency Work, the Road Controlling Authority TMC may negotiate and approve any proposals to “Work” outside the stated above conditions.

Traffic management plans

A traffic management plan describes the temporary traffic management measures for road users (including pedestrians and cyclists). This plan is submitted with your corridor access request.

Traffic management plans must be prepared and submitted by a qualified site traffic management supervisor. Search for “Traffic Management Services Porirua”.

  • The plan must show how pedestrians and motorists will be able to get past the worksite safely. 
  • You’ll need a suitably qualified temporary traffic management person to put up signs and barriers before the road is closed. These controls must remain in place to protect the public until the road reopens.