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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…
The Austroads Guide to Road Design is intended to provide designers with a framework that promotes efficiency in design and construction, economy, and both consistency and safety for road users. The guide moves away from rigid design limits as the basis for achieving these goals, and promotes the concept of ‘context-sensitive…
  In May 2013 the 2010 Guide to Road Design Part 5: Drainage Design was substantially expanded and republished in three parts as: Part 5: Drainage – General and Hydrology Considerations Part 5A: Drainage – Road Surface, Networks, Basins and Subsurface Part 5B: Drainage – Open Channels, Culverts and Floodways The three…
In 2013 Austroads published the third edition of its Design Vehicles and Turning Path Templates. The resource includes: a user guide covering the basis of the turning templates and road hierarchy (available for free as a PDF) design vehicle dimensions and drawings in PNG and PDF formats turning templates in DWG…


Austroads research and technical reports are available for free once you log-in to the Austroads publications website.  See All Road Design Reports Recent Road Design Reports Improved Railway Road Design for Heavy VehiclesThis report identifies road design improvements to better cater for the safe passage of heavy vehicles through railway level crossings.…


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