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

Inclusion of Recent Road Safety Research into the Guide to Road Design: Summary of Research Reports
This report documents a review of recent Austroads research reports for potential impact on the Guide to Road Design. Thirty reports were reviewed, and the Road Design Task Force determined the application of recommendations and their inclusion in…
Rollover Crashes: Road Design Risk Factors and Infrastructure Solutions
  • AP-R607-19
  • 11 September 2019
  • Research Reports
Rollover crashes are an undesirable outcome in a substantial proportion of casualty crashes on high-speed roads. Rollovers are especially over-represented in run-off-road crashes due to their direct interaction with the roadside geometry. This…
Guide to Road Design: Set
  • AGRD-SET
  • 23 April 2019
  • Guides
Easy access to all fourteen parts of the Guide to Road Design.

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.