Projects

The Austroads research program runs from 2016-20, in line with the Strategic Plan. The list below provides links to all projects undertaken in the current strategic planning cycle.

Project Number Project NameProgramSub-programStatus
ASP6089 National technical specifications Assets Asset Strategic Priority Active
AT1064 Long-term performance monitoring to develop consistent performance models Assets Assets Task Force Active
ASP2112 Road asset data standard stage III: implementation Assets Assets Task Force Active
AAM6165 Improve asset management, safety and project efficiencies through balanced telecommunications legislation changes (White Paper) Assets Assets Task Force Active
AAM6144 Sustainable roads through fit for purpose use of available materials Assets Assets Task Force Active
AAM6143 Prolonging the life of road assets under increasing demand Assets Assets Task Force Active
AAM6068 Data to support heavy vehicle road reform Assets Assets Task Force Active
AAM2106 Level of service requirements for freight on rural roads and refinement of heavy vehicle roughness band index  Assets Assets Task Force Active
AAM2103 Ghost writer for case studies Assets Assets Task Force Active
AAM2102 Guidelines for minimum levels of asset componentisation Assets Assets Task Force Complete
AAM2098 Performance and investment framework for road network infrastructure Assets Assets Task Force Active
TP1952 AS5100-7 tier 3 bridge assessment Assets Bridge Task Force Complete
ABT6111 Bridge assessment beyond AS5100 deterministic methodology Assets Bridge Task Force Active
ABT6015 Optimised asset management for bridges Assets Bridge Task Force Active
ABT2064 Properties of general purpose cement with increased percentages of limestone: Phase 2 Assets Bridge Task Force Active
TT2046 Improving the cost effectiveness of foamed bitumen-stabilised pavements Assets Pavement Task Force Active
TT2044 Encouraging pavement design innovations Assets Pavement Task Force Active
TT2037 Development of a sprayed seal binder cracking test Assets Pavement Task Force Active
TT1897 Increasing the use of low-cost modified granular materials in new and rehabilitated pavements Assets Pavement Task Force Active
TT1850 Review of Guide to Pavement Technology Part 4F and Part 4K Assets Pavement Task Force Complete
TP1969 Implementation of new pavement design system through publication of an updated Guide to Pavement Technology Part 2 Assets Pavement Task Force Active
APT6158 Improving the cost effectiveness of asphalt surfaced gravel roads Assets Pavement Task Force Active
APT6157 Maximising the use of sustainable rehabilitation treatments Assets Pavement Task Force Active
APT6150 Standards Australia – bitumen and related materials for roads Assets Pavement Task Force Active
APT6105 Revision of Guide to Pavement Technology Part 4D: Stabilised Materials Assets Pavement Task Force Active
APT6101 Revision of Guide to Pavement Technology Part 5: Pavement Evaluation and Treatment Design Assets Pavement Task Force Active
APT2063 Key properties of cutters for optimal sprayed seal performance Assets Pavement Task Force Active
APT2039 Monitoring of Austroads sprayed seal trial sites Assets Pavement Task Force Active
APD2110 National harmonisation of general conditions of contract Assets Project Delivery Task Force Active
APD2038 Development of a guide for construction quality assurance Assets Project Delivery Task Force Active
ART6122 Dangerous goods in tunnels stage 2 – towards implementation of risk assessment process Assets Road Tunnels Task Force Active
ART6037 Dangerous goods in tunnels Assets Road Tunnels Task Force Active
ART6011 Use of a driving simulator as a safety-assured method of assessing and approving alternative in-tunnel aesthetic solutions Assets Road Tunnels Task Force Active
ART1971 Guide to Road Tunnels – revision of Part 1: Introduction to Road Tunnels and Part 3: Operation and Maintenance, and new Part 4: Retrofit Guide Assets Road Tunnels Task Force Active
CAV6138 Integrating advanced driver assistance systems in driver education CAV CAV Steering Committee  Active
CAV6119 Pavement markings for machine vision CAV CAV Steering Committee  Active
CAV6060 Strategic direction for security in C-ITS CAV CAV Steering Committee  Active
CAV6057 Directions to C-ITS deployment CAV CAV Steering Committee  Active
CAV6056 Implications of in-vehicle sign recognition on road operators CAV CAV Steering Committee  Active
CAV2109 Cooperative ITS – operational framework CAV CAV Steering Committee  Active
CAV2107 Automated vehicles – framework for road operations CAV CAV Steering Committee  Active
CAP6088 Infrastructure changes to support automated vehicles on rural and metropolitan highways and freeways CAV CAV Steering Committee  Active
CSP6078 Austroads online (stages 1 & 2) Corporate Corporate Active
CSP6052 Australia and New Zealand roads capability analysis 2017-2027 Corporate Corporate Complete
NEF6133 Investigation and development of bridge formulae for inclusion in the performance-based standards network classification guidelines Network Freight Task Force Active
NEF6116 Exploration of heavy freight vehicle dimensions: productivity, safety and other considerations Network Freight Task Force Active
NEF6113 Harmonisation of measurement and mass assessment procedures for special purpose vehicles (SPVs) in Australasia Network Freight Task Force Active
NEF6029 Operations of automated heavy vehicles in remote and regional areas Network Freight Task Force Complete
NEF6027 Update the guidelines on rest areas for heavy vehicles Network Freight Task Force Active
NEF6023 Co-operative intelligent transport systems and freight productivity Network Freight Task Force Complete
NEF2095 Establishing extended hours delivery trials Network Freight Task Force Active
NEF2094 Key freight routes – heavy vehicle usage data Network Freight Task Force Active
NSP6090 Congestion management and network operations opportunities: technology, data, mobility and guidance (Congestion and reliability: stage 2) Network Network Strategic Priority  Active
NEG6121 Security vulnerability of existing intelligent transportation systems and devices Network Network Task Force Active
NEG6120 Building transport modelling management capability in Australasian road and transport agencies Network Network Task Force Active
NEG6114 Improving the reliability of heavy vehicle parameters to support more accurate traffic modelling in Australia / New Zealand Network Network Task Force Active
NEG6026 Standardisation of ITS technology asset management datasets Network Network Task Force Active
NEG6019 National ITS architecture and framework (NIA/F) stage 3: national content and governance Network Network Task Force Active
NEG2078 ITS product pilot for harmonised ITS (HITS) validation Network Network Task Force Active
BN2019 Safety at road worksites Network Network Task Force Active
NTM6118 Updating Austroads pedestrian planning and design guidance in line with international good practice Network Network Traffic Management  Active
NTM6100 Translating research into practice: advancing the Austroads Guide to Traffic Management Network Network Traffic Management  Active
NTM6025 Passing lanes – safety and performance Network Network Traffic Management  Active
NTM6021 Safe System in Austroads Guide to Traffic Management Network Network Traffic Management  Active
SBA6159 ASBAP process automation, database upgrade and data migration Safety ASBAP Active
SBA6156 Review of public domain road safety barrier transitions Safety ASBAP Active
SRL6140 National heavy vehicle driver competency framework stage 2 implementation guidance Safety Registration and Licensing Task Force Active
SRL6134 Overseas driver licensing policy review Safety Registration and Licensing Task Force Active
SRL6104 National privacy impact assessment of road agency participation in the national facial biometric matching capability Safety Registration and Licensing Task Force Active
SRL6103 National interoperability protocol for digital licences and other digital products Safety Registration and Licensing Task Force Active
SRL6102 Safety assurance system for automated vehicles - impacts on registration and licensing Safety Registration and Licensing Task Force Active
SRL6083 Development of damage assessment criteria for a national written off heavy vehicle register Safety Registration and Licensing Task Force Active
SRL6046 Online survey report of registration and licensing practices Safety Registration and Licensing Task Force Active
SRL6042 Improving driver licensing programs for Indigenous road users and transitioning learnings to other user groups Safety Registration and Licensing Task Force Active
TP2056 Review Guide to Road Design Part 6: Roadside Design, Safety and Barriers (clearzones) Safety Road Design Task Force Active
SSP2068 Road cross-section design for road stereotypes (including network safety plans) and a Safe System Safety Road Design Task Force Active
SRD6108 Road cross section design for road stereotypes - review of use in corridor safety planning, update research based on operational learnings Safety Road Design Task Force Active
SRD6107 Update to the Guide to Road Design Parts 1, 2 and 8 and minor updates to other parts Safety Road Design Task Force Active
SRD6071 Guide to Road Design – revision of Part 7: Geotechnical Investigation and Design Safety Road Design Task Force Active
SRD6070 Rollover crashes – road design risk factors and infrastructure solutions Safety Road Design Task Force Active
SRD6045 Inclusion of recent road safety research in the Guide to Road Design Safety Road Design Task Force Active
ST1869 Implementation of the ANRAM (Australian National Risk Assessment Model) Safety Road Safety Task Force Active
SS2034 A national approach to measuring non-fatal crash outcomes Safety Road Safety Task Force Active
SAG6145 Review of the Guide to Road Safety and structure for online access Safety Road Safety Task Force Active
SAG6132 A national approach to measuring non-fatal crash outcomes: stage 2 Safety Road Safety Task Force Active
SAG6130 Integrating Safe System with Movement and Place for vulnerable road users Safety Road Safety Task Force Active
SAG6129 National view on regional and remote road safety Safety Road Safety Task Force Active
SAG6128 Optimising drug driving deterrence regimes Safety Road Safety Task Force Active
SAG6127 Local government guidance document and webinars Safety Road Safety Task Force Active
SAG6126 An Australian drink driving policy and regulatory framework Safety Road Safety Task Force Active
SAG6050 Online survey report of road safety practices Safety Road Safety Task Force Active
SAG6043 Speed management – a compendium of effective countermeasures and strategies for government and the community Safety Road Safety Task Force Active
SAG6041 Road system management tool: part A scoping  Safety Road Safety Task Force Active
SAG2060 Guide to Road Safety Part 6: Road Safety Audit Safety Road Safety Task Force Active
SAG1871 Vehicles as workplace: prospects for more effective application of workplace safety requirements to the management of motor vehicle use Safety Road Safety Task Force Active
AAM2101 Appropriate use of marginal and non-standard pavement materials and road construction maintenance Assets Assets Task Force Complete
AAM2111 Harmonisation of pavement markings and national pavement marking specification Assets Assets Task Force Complete
AT1933 Unsealed road resheeting practice for local authorities (Cassowary Coast Regional Council Qld & Blayney Shire Council NSW) Assets Assets Task Force Complete
AT1932 Network trend analysis to identify the effectiveness of maintenance activities on pavement condition Assets Assets Task Force Complete
AT1920 Developing the data and cost information required to support the heavy vehicle charging and investment reform Assets Assets Task Force Complete
AT1901 Reliability centred maintenance strategy and framework for management of intelligent transport systems assets Assets Assets Task Force Complete
AT1737 Define the asset management level of service requirements of non-freight customers Assets Assets Task Force Complete
AT1735 Guidelines for the development of a framework for the asset management of road reserves Assets Assets Task Force Complete
AT1540 Understanding the impact on pavement surfaces from next generation freight vehicles and developing practical network prediction models and responses Assets Assets Task Force Complete
AP1900 Update the Austroads Guide to Asset Management Assets Assets Task Force Complete
AAM2100 Continual improvement processes for asset management Assets Assets Task Force Complete
TT2058 General purpose cement with increased percentages of limestone Assets Bridge Task Force Complete
TT1905 Accelerated evaluation of the effectiveness of supplementary cementitious materials to suppress damaging AAR expansion in concrete structures Assets Bridge Task Force Complete
TP1951 Implementation of a nationally consistent framework for the assessment of bridges in Australasia Assets Bridge Task Force Complete
BT1830 Guide to Bridge Technology review: all parts Assets Bridge Task Force Complete
TT1908 High modulus high fatigue asphalt (EME) technology transfer Assets Pavement Task Force Complete
TT1825 Mix design and field evaluation of foamed bitumen stabilised pavements Assets Pavement Task Force Complete
TT1820 Maximising the performance of sprayed seals Assets Pavement Task Force Complete
TT1819 Characterisation and performance evaluation of granular bases Assets Pavement Task Force Complete
TO1993 Standards Australia – Bitumen and related materials for roads Assets Pavement Task Force Complete
APT2040 Guidelines and specifications for bituminous micro-surfacings Assets Pavement Task Force Complete
APT1953 National performance-based asphalt specification framework Assets Pavement Task Force Complete
APT1816 Revision of Guide to Pavement Technology Part 3, 4C, and 4E Assets Pavement Task Force Complete
TS1877 National Prequalification System – additional specialist categories Assets Project Delivery Task Force Complete
TT1972 Measures to reduce crashes adjacent to and within tunnels Assets Road Tunnels Task Force Complete
SS1867 Safety benefits of cooperative ITS and automated vehicles CAV CAV Steering Committee  Complete
NT1785 Cooperative intelligent transport systems (ITS): stage 2 CAV CAV Steering Committee  Complete
CAV2108 Automated vehicles – framework for registration and licensing CAV CAV Steering Committee  Complete
BR1982 Investigation of the potential registration and licensing issues with the introduction of automated vehicles CAV CAV Steering Committee  Complete
BN2045 Assessment of key road agency actions to support automated vehicles CAV CAV Steering Committee  Complete
NEF2097 Modelling for high productivity vehicles in metropolitan areas Network Freight Task Force Complete
NEF2096 Local Roads and high productivity freight vehicles access Network Freight Task Force Complete
NEF1893 Development of national mass assessment procedures for over-size and over-mass (OSOM) vehicles Network Freight Task Force Complete
FS2030 Re-assessment of the impacts of the use of high-performance vehicles on Australian highway pavements Network Freight Task Force Complete
FS2002 Heavy vehicle braking standards Network Freight Task Force Complete
FS2000 Investigating the potential benefits of enhanced end to end supply chain visibility Network Freight Task Force Complete
BF2042 Community service obligations for roads Network Freight Task Force Complete
NTM2081 Guide to Traffic Management review Network Network Task Force Complete
NT2011 Cycling aspects of Austroads Guides Network Network Task Force Complete
NS2003 Network operations decision-support tool: requirements and development Network Network Task Force Complete
NS1994 Techniques for incident management to support network operations Network Network Task Force Complete
NS1697 Development of intelligent transport systems (ITS) architecture stage 2: logical architecture Network Network Task Force Complete
NP2023 Guide to Traffic Management Part 6: Intersections, Interchanges and Crossings Network Network Task Force Complete
NP2010 Guide to Traffic Management Part 9: Traffic Operations Network Network Task Force Complete
NEG6059 Benefits of safety and traffic management technologies  Network Network Task Force Complete
NEG2087 On-road public transport Network Network Task Force Complete
NEG2080 Road transport management framework and principles Network Network Task Force Complete
NEG2079 Network operations planning concept of operations Network Network Task Force Complete
NEG1995 Network performance indicators Network Network Task Force Complete
BN2018 Congestion and reliability Network Network Task Force Complete
NTM6058 Strategic review of the Guide to Traffic  Management  Network Network Traffic Management  Complete
SRL2077 Driver licensing and barriers to Indigenous economic participation Safety Registration and Licensing Task Force Complete
SRL2076 Opportunities for driver licence harmonisation Safety Registration and Licensing Task Force Complete
RS2055 Alternative vehicles motorised mobility devices – Australian Standard Safety Registration and Licensing Task Force Complete
RS1911 Car and motorcycle hazard perception test: phase 2 Safety Registration and Licensing Task Force Complete
RS1854 Better management of end-of-life vehicles Safety Registration and Licensing Task Force Complete
TT1973 Improved railway level crossing road design for heavy vehicles Safety Road Design Task Force Complete
TT1967 Bicycle safety at roundabouts Safety Road Design Task Force Complete
TT1966 Verification of Austroads’ design criteria based on objective safety evidence Safety Road Design Task Force Complete
TT1965 Fundamental objectives of road design Safety Road Design Task Force Complete
TP2050 Review of the Guide to Road Design: Part 4 Intersections and Crossings General and Part 4A Unsignalised and Signalised Intersections – impact of other related Austroads projects Safety Road Design Task Force Complete
TP1848 Revision of Guide to Road Design Part 6A: Pedestrian and Cyclist Paths Safety Road Design Task Force Complete
ST1770 Investigation of treated black spots that did not achieve expected safety benefits Safety Road Safety Task Force Complete
SS2035 Safe System infrastructure on mixed use arterials Safety Road Safety Task Force Complete
SS2016 Translating Safe System infrastructure research and knowledge into practice Safety Road Safety Task Force Complete
SS1960 Understanding and improving Safe System intersection performance Safety Road Safety Task Force Complete
SS1955 Older road user emerging trends Safety Road Safety Task Force Complete
SO2061 Delivery of Safe System infrastructure workshops Safety Road Safety Task Force Complete
SAG2090 Best practice in road infrastructure safety programme development Safety Road Safety Task Force Complete
SSP6081 Mitigating the growing drug driving and driver distraction risk Safety Safety Strategic Priority Complete
SSP6038 Key interventions to reduce road trauma – forecasting potential road safety gains Safety Safety Strategic Priority Complete