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Austroads has released a report that extends work previously undertaken to investigate the development and implementation of a national automated bridge assessment framework. The report outlines the ongoing validation works, recommends a set of activities to assist in the deployment of the framework, and provides a roadmap to implementation. This…
Austroads has recently updated the Pedestrian Facility Selection Tool, designed to help Australian and New Zealand practitioners select the most appropriate type of pedestrian crossing based on walkability, safety and economic outcomes.  Based on user feedback, the tool has been enhanced with more functionality including consideration of raised and flush…
Austroads has published the first edition of Guide to Project Delivery Part 5: Road Construction Quality Assurance.  This Guide has been developed to address to shortcomings experienced in quality assured contracts by providing: a clear specification of road agency requirements for Quality Assurance (QA) a targeted, risk based approach to independent…
Austroads has released a report that provides best practice recommendations for the development of Road Safety Infrastructure Programs (RSIPs) that align with the safe system approach. For many years, investment in road safety infrastructure in Australia and New Zealand has adopted a bottom-up approach of targeting safety improvements at locations with…
Austroads has released Parts 2 and 8 of the Guide to Temporary Traffic Management for industry consultation.  This new guide will, once completed, provide comprehensive national guidance for all practitioners operating in Temporary Traffic Management.  The two draft parts released for comment are: Part 2: Traffic Management Plan (TMP) Part…
Austroads has released a report that provides a compendium of knowledge on Safe System treatments and identifies real world experience in the practical application of solutions that can mitigate crash severity. The Safe System is internationally regarded as the best practice approach to road safety. Although Australia and New Zealand…
Austroads has published a report that compares the Austroads Data Standard with buildingSMARTS’s IFC4 and Uniclass 2015. All are works in progress. This report is a study of certain aspects of Austroads Data Standard for Road Management and Investment in Australia and New Zealand: Draft 2 Version 2 (due to…
Thursday, 15 March 2018

Reducing workplace road trauma

Austroads has published a draft work health and safety guide that describes a process for dealing with road traffic hazards in line with work health and safety (WHS) legislation and road traffic safety (RTS) principles. The report discusses the context within which work health and safety and road traffic safety…
Austroads has released a summary of the long-term pavement performance (LTPP) monitoring project activities undertaken in 2016–17. An Austroads project (AT1064) has monitored the long-term structural and functional performance of a number of sealed granular, asphalt and concrete pavement sections under different climate and traffic loading regimes since 1995. In 1999 additional…
Austroads’ latest report examines the challenges of providing High Productivity Freight Vehicles (HPFV) with access to local roads. The larger and heavier road freight vehicles of today have the potential to exceed the geometric and structural capacity of our road system. However, access decisions are often not based on infrastructure…

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