Confusing Temporary Speed Limit at roadworks

Reported in the Road/highway category anonymously at 09:36, Tue 14 April 2015

Sent to Christchurch City Council 20 sec later.

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A Temporary Speed Limit (TSL) of 30kph is in place on Breezes Rd between Wainoni Rd and Hampshire St (or Pages Rd for eastbound traffic). However, there is a 50kph “School Zone Ends” sign facing westbound drivers outside 212 Breezes Rd which has not been covered and is 280m before the gated 50kph signs derestricting the TSL at Wainoni Rd. What speed limit applies? And why has City Care (the traffic management contractor) left the 50kph sign uncovered (since the TSL extended to here at the start of March), seemingly ignoring the requirements of the Code of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management (CoPTTM): Section C4.4.4 Covering existing speed limits states “When placing a TSL, any existing speed signs within the TSL area that show a speed other than the TSL must be covered”. Does this mean that the approved Traffic Management Plan (TMP) is not consistent with CoPTTM (Section A7.3.1)? And does this affect the legality of the Police trying to enforce the 30kph Temporary Speed Limit (Section C4.3.1)?

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