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Australian governments are taking steps to move to a new era of mobility, with today’s launch of national guidelines for trials of automated vehicles. Guidelines for trials of automated vehicles in Australia is a joint publication of the National Transport Commission (NTC) and Austroads. The guidelines support state and territory…
Austroads has funded the long-term pavement performance study since late 1994. The project monitors the structural and functional performance of in‑service pavement test sites across Australia, including 27 long‑term pavement performance (LTPP) and eight LTPP for maintenance (LTPPM) sites. Data collected from all LTPP and LTPPM sites is stored in a…
Austroads has commissioned a strategic review of the Guide to Traffic Management. If you use the Guide or it influences your work, we encourage you to complete an online survey which seeks feedback on: usefulness of the Guide subject matter structure of the Guide updating the Guide desired features when moving the Guide to an online…
Austroads has published a report investigating the potential changes needed to the way road networks are managed to consistently support and optimise the outcomes from the introduction of automated vehicles (AVs). Australian and New Zealand road agencies and operators are preparing for the introduction of AVs. The project reviewed international and…
Austroads has published a compendium of recent evidence on the relationships between 20 key geometric road design criteria and safety outcomes. The project reviewed quality research sources such as Austroads, National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) programs, and selected references…
Austroads has published a report that investigates how the geometric design components of a roundabout may contribute to bicycle crashes. National, state and local government strategies are being developed to get more people cycling for their improved health and other economic and social benefits. Providing more separated, safe and attractive…
Austroads is developing a nationally consistent methodology to determine the impacts of High Productivity Vehicles (HPVs) on the Australian road network. This report documents the findings of the project which aims to gain a thorough understanding of pavement vertical loading and subsequent deterioration caused by HPVs. Australia is the world leader in…
Aurecon has been awarded three contracts to develop the first parts of the new Austroads Guide to Temporary Traffic Management Practice.  The Safety at Road Worksites strategic priority project was initiated in 2015. The Austroads Board recognised that safety at roadworks was a significant issue for road agencies and industry.…
New nine part Australian Bridge Code published today Comprehensive revision incorporating international modern design practices New parts for rehabilitation and strengthening of existing bridges and timber bridge design Through collaboration with Austroads, Standards Australia’s technical committee BD-090, Bridge Design, revised all seven parts of the 2004 Bridge design series, also…
Austroads has published a report that considers the potential impacts on vehicle registration, driver licensing and compulsory third party (CTP) insurance arrangements that might arise from the introduction of automated vehicles (AVs) in Australia and New Zealand. Increasing levels of automation are predicted to impact on current arrangements for registering…

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