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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Traffic operations guidance updated

Austroads has published the third edition of the Guide to Traffic Management Part 9: Traffic Operations.

The Guide provides practitioners with guidance on the day-to-day operations supporting the provision of services to road network users. These activities include the operation of traffic signal systems, congestion management, freeway/motorway management systems, incident management and traveller information systems. The Guide addresses the need for and operation of these systems and others from the perspective of the user services they deliver.

This third edition the Guide has added materials on smart motorways, traffic signal techniques to support network operation planning and references to cooperative intelligent transportation systems (C-ITS). More specific amendments include pedestrian protection, pedestrian push buttons, single point urban intersections, diamond diverging interchanges, bicycle detection, pedestrian countdown timers, filtering through opposing traffic, and roundabouts.

This edition was prepared by Dr Ian Espada, ARRB Group and project managed by Phillip Blake, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure South Australia .

The hard copy can be purchased for $154 (+postage and handling) and the PDF for $123.20.

Austroads members can download PDF versions of the Guides for free. This includes all state and territory road agencies and local councils in Australia and New Zealand.

To request your user login and password for free access please send an email from your work email address to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Guide link: Guide to Traffic Management Part 9: Traffic Operations

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