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Austroads has released a summary of the long-term pavement performance (LTPP) monitoring project activities undertaken in 2016–17. An Austroads project (AT1064) has monitored the long-term structural and functional performance of a number of sealed granular, asphalt and concrete pavement sections under different climate and traffic loading regimes since 1995. In 1999 additional…
Austroads’ latest report examines the challenges of providing High Productivity Freight Vehicles (HPFV) with access to local roads. The larger and heavier road freight vehicles of today have the potential to exceed the geometric and structural capacity of our road system. However, access decisions are often not based on infrastructure…
Austroads has released an updated Guide to Bridge Technology to align with the recently revised AS 5100 and changes in industry practice. The Guide provides a step-by-step approach to the planning process, building materials, bridge construction, learnings from the past, types of bridge designs and the management and ongoing maintenance…
Austroads has released the first three parts of the Guide to Temporary Traffic Management Practice for industry feedback.  This new guide will, once completed, provide comprehensive national guidance for all practitioners operating in Temporary Traffic Management.  The three draft parts released for comment are: Part 4: Static Worksites  Part 5:…
We are redesigning our website to better serve the needs of the people who use our online information. Austroads is working in partnership with Squiz, a digital agency, to develop the new information structure for the website and we invite you to test how well the information is structured to…
This response is in relation to a recent Twitter discussion about differences between the Small Intersection Evaluation (SIE) tool released in 2016 and the report Understanding and Improving Safe System Intersection Performance released in late 2017. The discussion asks why there are differences between to the two pieces of research,…
Austroads' latest report proposes a national performance-based asphalt mix design specification that aims to take full advantage of current and emerging asphalt technologies. Guide to Pavement Technology Part 4B: Asphalt recommends an approach to the design and characterisation of asphalt mixes in Australia and New Zealand. However, practice varies between road agencies…
Austroads has released a report which examines the impact of Performance Based Standard (PBS) 2B vehicles accessing metropolitan roads. PBS 2B vehicles are high productivity freight vehicles with a maximum length of 30 metres. These vehicles present opportunities to reduce freight transport costs, however their access to metropolitan roads is…
Austroads supports the announcement by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) that the Radiocommunications (Intelligent Transport Systems) Class Licence 2017 has been issued. The release of the ITS Class Licence marks an important milestone towards enabling the next generation of connected and automated vehicles to be introduced to the…
Thursday, 11 January 2018

New research addresses tunnel crashes

Austroads has released a report which identifies factors that contribute to the occurrence and severity of crashes adjacent to and within tunnels and suggests remedial treatments. A preliminary examination of recorded road crashes immediately adjacent to and within a selected sample of Australian tunnels found that, while tunnels are relatively safe…

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