Traffic management

Cover of Guide to Traffic Management Part 5: Road Management
Guide to Traffic Management Part 5: Road Management
  • Publication no: AGTM05-14
  • ISBN: 978-1-925037-45-6
  • Published: 27 February 2014
  • Edition: 2
  • Superseded

Guide to Traffic Management Part 5: Road Management is concerned with traffic management on sections of road between major intersections. It focuses on traffic management issues and treatments related to various situations but does not provide dimensions or other details for the design of treatments as these are provided in Austroads Guide to Road Design. Guidance on traffic management at intersections is provided in Austroads Guide to Traffic Management Part 6 – Intersections, Interchanges and Crossings.

Part 5 presents detailed information and guidelines relating to the factors that need to be considered in applying traffic management techniques and treatments to road types that include, Freeways/Motorways/Expressways, Urban arterial roads, Urban local roads, Rural highways and Rural local roads. It considers the needs of all road users including pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, heavy vehicles and public transport. Part 5 provides the guidance under the four key areas of Access management, Road space allocation, Lane management and Speed limits.

This second edition updates previous Austroads guidance on road management by amending the latest practices and guidelines for a broad range of road management topics. Section 3 Road Space Allocation is updated by amending the latest practices and guidelines for on-road public transport (ORPT), high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes, cycling aspects, pedestrian crossing facilities and parking facilities. Section 4 Lane Management is updated by adding current practices, relevant technologies and latest references of managed motorways initiatives. Section 5 Speed Limits is updated by accommodating the concept of Safe System and Safe Speeds, and best practice for variable speed limits.