Road Design Task Force
The Road Design Task Force has representatives from Australian and New Zealand road agencies, the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), Consult Australia and the ARRB Group.
Road design projects undertaken by road agencies range from minor improvements to small sections of existing roads, to restoration projects that improve road cross-sections while retaining existing alignments, to major greenfield design of arterial roads as part of significant regional or inter-regional development. At one extreme, the work may have no significant environmental or social impacts and involve minimal interaction with other agencies. At the other, the road authority may be but one player in a broad whole-of-government activity.
Road Design Projects
The Austroads research program runs from 2016-20, in line with the Strategic Plan and Operational Plan. The current road design projects are:
|TT1838||Traffic impact estimation tool for small intersection projects including safety initiatives|
|TP1848||Review of Guide to Road Design Part 6A: Pedestrian and Cycleways|
|TT1965||Fundamental Objectives of Road Design|
|TT1966||Verification of Austroads’ Design Criteria based on Objective Safety Evidence|
|TT1967||Bicycle Safety at Roundabouts|
|TT1973||Improved Railway Level Crossing Road Design for Heavy Vehicles|
|TP2050||Review of the Guide to Road Design Part 4: Intersections and Crossings General and Part 4A: Unsignalised and Signalised Intersections|
|TP2056||Review Guide to Road Design Part 6: Roadside Design, Safety and Barriers (Clearzones)|
|SRD2068||Road Cross Section Design in Light of Current and Emerging Practices|
The Road Design Task Force is part of the Austroads Safety Program.
Safety Program Manager: David Bobbermen
Safety Program Coordinator: Leonie Pattinson
Austroads | Level 9 | 287 Elizabeth Street | Sydney NSW 2000
P: +61 2 8265 3335