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

Guide to Road Design: Set
  • 23 April 2019
  • Guides
Easy access to all fourteen parts of the Guide to Road Design.
Guide to Road Design Part 2: Design Considerations
Guide to Road Design Part 2 provides a detailed description of the three critical aspects of road design: the design objectives that apply to a road design project; context-sensitive design; and the factors that influence the road design, including…
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…

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.