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Austroads has released the first three parts of the Guide to Temporary Traffic Management Practice for industry feedback.  This new guide will, once completed, provide comprehensive national guidance for all practitioners operating in Temporary Traffic Management.  The three draft parts released for comment are: Part 4: Static Worksites  Part 5:…
We are redesigning our website to better serve the needs of the people who use our online information. Austroads is working in partnership with Squiz, a digital agency, to develop the new information structure for the website and we invite you to test how well the information is structured to…
This response is in relation to a recent Twitter discussion about differences between the Small Intersection Evaluation (SIE) tool released in 2016 and the report Understanding and Improving Safe System Intersection Performance released in late 2017. The discussion asks why there are differences between to the two pieces of research,…
Austroads' latest report proposes a national performance-based asphalt mix design specification that aims to take full advantage of current and emerging asphalt technologies. Guide to Pavement Technology Part 4B: Asphalt recommends an approach to the design and characterisation of asphalt mixes in Australia and New Zealand. However, practice varies between road agencies…
Austroads has released a report which examines the impact of Performance Based Standard (PBS) 2B vehicles accessing metropolitan roads. PBS 2B vehicles are high productivity freight vehicles with a maximum length of 30 metres. These vehicles present opportunities to reduce freight transport costs, however their access to metropolitan roads is…
Austroads supports the announcement by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) that the Radiocommunications (Intelligent Transport Systems) Class Licence 2017 has been issued. The release of the ITS Class Licence marks an important milestone towards enabling the next generation of connected and automated vehicles to be introduced to the…
Thursday, 11 January 2018

New research addresses tunnel crashes

Austroads has released a report which identifies factors that contribute to the occurrence and severity of crashes adjacent to and within tunnels and suggests remedial treatments. A preliminary examination of recorded road crashes immediately adjacent to and within a selected sample of Australian tunnels found that, while tunnels are relatively safe…
Austroads has published an updated edition of the Guide to Pavement Technology Part 4C: Materials for Concrete Road Pavements. The Guide summarises Australian and New Zealand practice in the use of materials for: base concrete and lean-mix concrete subbase concrete curing compounds steel reinforcement including tie bars and dowel bars joint sealants…
Austroads has published an updated edition of the Guide to Pavement Technology Part 2: Pavement Structural Design. The Guide provides advice for the structural design of sealed road pavements. The advice has been generally developed from the approaches followed by the Austroads member agencies. However, as it encompasses the wide range…
A recent study commissioned by Austroads has concluded that achievement of Safe System for intersections requires significant supporting contributions from emerging transport disciplines such as C-ITS, autonomous vehicles, and Movement and Place. Intersection crashes account for approximately 30% of severe injuries (fatal and hospitalisation) in Australia and New Zealand. While…

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