It is a common misconception that acquiring NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) overweight permits are all that is required to manoeuvre a crane through Auckland’s roading network.
However, to assume so is putting yourself at risk of a fine from Police, Auckland Transport’s (AT) Bridge Engineer Deepan Kumar says.
“Currently, Auckland Transport issues separate continuous Overweight permit to travel within Auckland region which is valid for two years. But there is common misconception that if crane operators get a permit from NZTA, that will cover them for travel within the Auckland region and its roading network. That isn’t the case.
“To travel within the Auckland region – except the bypass routes – people need an AT overweight permit. An NZTA permit isn’t enough, you’ll be considered as travelling illegal and may be issued a fine should the police pull you over.”
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