Road design

Cover of Guide to Road Design Part 4: Intersections and Crossings - General
Guide to Road Design Part 4: Intersections and Crossings - General
  • Publication no: AGRD04-17
  • ISBN: 978-1-925451-74-0
  • Published: 7 June 2017
  • Edition: 2

Guide to Road Design Part 4: Intersections and Crossings: General contains guidance that provides road designers and other practitioners with information that is common to the geometric design of all at-grade intersections. It contains information on the types of intersections, the road design considerations for intersections and the design process for the development of an intersection layout. The considerations include the selection of design vehicles, types of road users and provision of public transport facilities. Guidance is also provided for pedestrian, cyclist, and rail crossings.

Edition 2.0 contains minor editorial and technical changes to Sections 1.3, 2.2, 3.1, 5.2, 6.3, and 8.1. Updates have also been made throughout this edition to include new and updated reference material, and cross-references added to other Guides.

This edition also incorporates sections transferred from Guide to Road Design Part 4A that provide information relating to traffic management. This information has been included as Appendix A to Appendix D.

Tram facilities and taxi rank information has been deleted as it related to traffic management information that is better located in the Guide to Traffic Management.

Other changes to this edition include:

  • Section 1: Introduction: Updates to road safety including the Safe System principles.
  • Section 2: Types of Intersections: Additional information relating to the types of intersection.
  • Section 3: Road Design Considerations for Intersections: Additional information relating to the considerations in selecting a type of intersection.
  • Section 5: Design Vehicle: Updated information on design vehicles to align with the revised Austroads vehicle turning templates guide.
  • Section 6: Public Transport at Intersections: Updates to the bus facilities.
  • Section 8: Pedestrian Crossings: Additional information provided on the types of crossings.