Cover of Guide to Road Tunnels Part 2: Planning, Design and Commissioning
Guide to Road Tunnels Part 2: Planning, Design and Commissioning
  • Publication no: AGRT02-19
  • ISBN: 978-1-925854-15-2
  • Published: 14 March 2019
  • Edition: 2.1

The Guide to Road Tunnels Part 2 provides guidance to those making decisions in the planning, design, operation and maintenance of new road tunnels in Australia and New Zealand. Principles and standards identified are based on both Australasian and international experience.

Part 2 sets out the Austroads expectations regarding appropriate design for road tunnels. It discusses all aspects of planning, design and commissioning of road tunnels including structural and geotechnical requirements, fire and life safety, ventilation, lighting, traffic monitoring and control, plant monitoring and control, electrical power supply and the requirements for associated building structures.

It is expected that the Guide will be used by engineers and technical specialists in tunnel technology working on the planning, design and operation of road tunnels, proponents of road tunnel solutions, senior decision makers (in an overview role) and regulators in the various jurisdictions associated with the construction of tunnels.

Edition 2.1 includes significantly expanded pavement design guidance in Section 5 and updated references to Austroads Guides throughout.

Edition 2.0 of the Guide provides updated material across the areas of design considerations, structural requirements, geometric design, environmental considerations, fans, CCTV and operational readiness.