Cover of Guide to Road Tunnels Part 1: Introduction to Road Tunnels
Guide to Road Tunnels Part 1: Introduction to Road Tunnels
  • Publication no: AGRT01-18
  • ISBN: 978-1-925671-68-1
  • Published: 30 July 2018
  • Edition: 2

Guide to Road Tunnels Part 1 outlines the structure of the Guide to Road Tunnels, while also introducing road tunnel planning. Part 1 describes key issues and considerations related to the implementation process, road tunnels in the context of a safe system, general planning, structural design, drainage, geology and the environment. The part further deals with critical considerations such as flood protection, fire and life safety, ventilation and risk management.

Amendments to this edition are:

  • Editorial amendments and reference updates throughout the Part.
  • Section 1.5: Emerging Issues – new section./li>
  • Section 2.2: Defining a Road Tunnel – aligning definition with AS 4825.
  • Section 2.4: Design of Road Tunnels – inclusion of guidance on sustainability and operating costs.
  • Section 4.5.3: Workplace Health and Safety – updated referencing to legislation.
  • Section 4.5.4: Groundwater Management – expanded information.
  • Section 4.5.5: Vibration – expanded information relating to regenerated noise.
  • Section 8.5: Impacts of Climate Change – additional references added relating to the impacts of climate change.
  • Section 11.1: Introduction – expansion of information on flora and fauna issues.
  • Section 11.5.1: Ground contamination – new section.