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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Intersection traffic management guidance updated

Austroads has published an updated edition of the Guide to Traffic Management Part 6: Intersections, Interchanges and Crossings.

The Guide is concerned with traffic management at all types of intersections where road users must join or cross another stream of traffic.

It focuses on traffic management issues and treatments related to intersections, interchanges and crossings. (It does not provide information on the geometric design of the treatment as this is provided in the Austroads Guide to Road Design Part 4, 4A, 4B and 4C. Guidance on the management of road sections which are not part of the intersection or interchange is provided in the Austroads Guide to Traffic Management Part 5: Road Management).

Part 6 describes the appropriate use of, and design of, the various intersection types and the techniques that need to be applied if efficient and safe intersections are to be provided to the road user. All categories of road use – including cars, trucks, public transport, motorcycles, cyclists and pedestrians, including people who have disability or mobility difficulty, are addressed in the Guide.

This third edition has been updated to reflect updates in Austroads Guides, as well as recent relevant research, emerging guidance and best practices, including the Safe System approach, Safe System Assessment Framework, vulnerable road users, network operations planning and managed motorways. New commentaries on emerging issues have also been provided including unconventional and innovative intersection designs and the rural intersection active warning system (RIAWS).

This edition was written by Lisa Steinmetz and Peter Aumann, ARRB. The update project was managed by Dave Landmark, Main Roads Western Australia. 

The hard copy can be purchased for $99 (+postage and handling) and the PDF for $79.20.

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.

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Guide link: Guide to Traffic Management Part 6: Intersections, Interchanges and Crossings

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