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Austroads Publications Online allows you to purchase Austroads Guides and freely download more than 600 technical and research reports. You'll also find the Austroads Test Methods, Pavement Work Tips, Specifications and Technical Notes here.

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Latest Publications

Australasian Road Safety Conference 2015

14-16 October 2015 | Gold Coast, Queensland With a theme of “Taking Action Together”, the Australasian Road Safety Conference will span the road safety issues identified in the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety: Road Safety Management, Infrastru...

PBS Level 3 and 4 Standards Review

This report details a review undertaken to identify potential issues that are limiting the uptake of the PBS (Performance Based Standards) Level 3 and 4 vehicles and provide recommendations for improving the standards to increase the use of safer and more productive freight vehicl...

Safety Provisions for Floodways Over Roads

This report summarises research into effective ways of alerting drivers to the dangers of crossing a floodway when it is under water. Floodways are typically used where it is impractical to provide a bridge or culvert. Despite public campaigns on the risk of crossing a flooded floodway, fatali...

Options for Rehabilitation in Interlock Programs

This report examines the effectiveness of national and international programs that treat and rehabilitate drivers with alcohol dependence and the criteria used to approve the removal of interlocks. The project recommends a stepped care model which requires all participants to attend education ...

Towards Incorporating Heavy Vehicles into Sprayed Seal Design – Stage 2

Traffic loadings on Australia’s extensive sprayed seal network have increased, particularly with freight efficiency resulting in longer and heavier loads being transported by prime movers. This report details the development of a model to describe how different axle loads and axle groupi...

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