Road Design

Our work in road design aims to harmonise practice, encourage adoption of emerging technology and incorporate the Safe System approach. Road design activities range from minor improvements to small sections of existing roads, to major greenfield design of arterial roads as part of significant regional or inter-regional development.

Latest publications and webinars

Understanding and Improving Safe System Intersection Performance
  • AP-R556-17
  • 13 December 2017
  • Research Reports
Intersection crashes account for approximately 30% of severe injuries in Australia and New Zealand. This study sought to improve understanding of the key factors in intersection severe injury crashes, and to develop initiatives to improve the design…
Safe System Infrastructure on Mixed Use Arterials
  • AP-T330-17
  • 11 December 2017
  • Technical Reports
<p>This report provides a synthesis of key safety solutions as well as issues that need to be considered when effectively addressing safety on urban mixed use arterial routes.</p><p>Mixed use urban arterials account for a large…
Webinar: Intersections - Guide to Traffic Management Part 6 and Guide to Road Design Part 4 and 4A (2017 Editions)
This webinar, presented on 6 November 2017, provides an overview of the key changes to Guide to Traffic Management Part 6: Intersections, Interchanges and Crossings and the Guide to Road Design Part 4: Intersections and Crossings &ndash; General…

Austroads' Road Design Task Force and their projects.

An overview of the Guide to Road Design which is intended to provide designers with a framework that promotes efficiency and economy in design and construction, and consistency and safety for road users.