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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

Road Geometry for Improved Rural Safety

This report draws on literature and crash data analysis to identify and quantify geometric road design elements which contribute to casualty crash occurrence and severity on rural roads, e.g. lack of sealed shoulders, steep downhill grades combined with curves, roadsides with narrow offset to roa...

Characterisation of Flexural Stiffness and Fatigue Performance of Bituminous Mixes

This test method specifies procedures for the characterisation of the stiffness and fatigue behaviour of bituminous mixtures using a four‑point bending test configuration. This should be read in conjunction with the European Standards EN 12697-24:2012, Bituminous mixtures – Test methods f...

The Influence of Multiple Axle Group Loads on Flexible Design

The current Austroads approach to assess the relative damaging effects of different axle groups on road pavements is by comparison of the peak static pavement deflection response under the axle groups. The assumption that deflection is the most appropriate indicator of pavement damage is open to ...

Safe System in the Planning Process

The Safe System concept has the objective of eliminating deaths and serious injuries, with the guiding principle that everyone, including planners, share responsibility for creating a safe road system. Good planning and design sets the foundation for a safe road environment. This report aims to p...

Improved Bridge Deterioration Models, Predictive Tools and Costs

The management of Australia and New Zealand’s bridge stock involves the development of forward works programs for periods up to, and longer than, ten years into the future. The scheduling of maintenance, rehabilitation and replacement, forms part of these forward works programs; however, it...

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