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Austroads has published an updated edition of the Guide to Traffic Management Part 3: Traffic Studies and Analysis. The Guide is concerned with the collection and analysis of traffic data for the purpose of managing and controlling traffic within a network. It serves as a means to ensure some degree…
Austroads has published draft guidelines for the weighing of oversized and overmass (OSOM) vehicle combinations using portable scales. The existing Austroads guidelines for weighing heavy vehicles do not address the weighing of OSOM vehicles and this project aimed to develop a nationally-consistent procedure for assessing the mass of OSOM vehicles…
Today Austroads published its 2016-17 annual report. The report provides a detailed review of the strategic focus of each Austroads Program as well as the projects completed and progressed during the year. At a glance, in 2016-17 Austroads: invested $12.4m in our roads related research work program, contracting 40 organisations…
Austroads has published four new foamed bitumen stabilisation test methods. Foamed bitumen stabilisation is used to improve the strength of granular materials while retaining a flexible pavement. In the process, foamed bitumen is produced by injecting small amounts of water and air into standard road-grade bitumen at high pressure. This…
Austroads has published new guidelines to help network operations planning staff develop a Concept of Operations (ConOps), a best practice resource. Having well planned and implemented processes in place to operate the road network is a priority for government and network operations planning is a fundamental reason why road authorities…
In October, the Austroads Tunnels Task Force met in Adelaide to progress their current research projects and plan their 2018-19 work program. The team also took the opportunity to visit the O-Bahn City Access Project. The $160 million project will extend Adelaide's O-Bahn system and includes a dedicated 670 metre…
Austroads has published the results of an experimental phase of a project to review the specifications and use of geopolymer concrete. The results indicate that acceptable grades of structural and non-structural geopolymer concrete can be made for field applications. This phase of the project involved formulating and testing geopolymer recipes for…
Road trauma in Australia and New Zealand could be significantly reduced by the adoption of rapidly developing technologies that change the way drivers use vehicles, new research published by Austroads has found. The ‘Safety Benefits of Cooperative ITS and Automated Driving’ report, completed by the Monash University Accident Research Centre…
We are in the process of redeveloping Austroads' online presence with the aim of improving the way we share information, better explain the benefits and outcomes of our work, and find new opportunities to engage through digital technology.  As part of the redevelopment, we would like to capture as much input from the users of our…
Austroads has published the results of tests to investigate whether the much faster accelerated mortar bar test could be employed instead of the slow concrete prism test to evaluate supplementary cementitious materials. The tests identify the levels of supplementary cementitious materials, such as fly ash, slag or silica fume, required to…

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