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AGRD Guide to Road Design — SET

Receive a discount of 20% when the Guide to Road Design is purchased as a set.  The Guide to Road Design Set comprises of: Part 1: Introduction to Road Design Part 2: Design Considerations Part 3: Geometric Design Part 4: Intersections and Crossings - General Part 4A: Unsign...



AGRD-DRAIN Guide to Road Design - DRAINAGE SET

Receive a discount of 20% when the Guide to Road Design - Drainage is purchased as a set. The three parts of the Guide to Road Design Part 5: Drainage provide designers with guidance to appropriately manage stormwater run-off through the design of an efficient and effective road drai...



AGRD01-15 Guide to Road Design Part 1: Introduction to Road Design

Guide to Road Design Part 1 provides an introduction to the road design process, defining its status, purpose and areas of application. It describes the functions and content of the 15 parts in the Guide to Road Design. The context of the road design process, its philosophy and principles are dis...



AGRD02-15 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 road design in the context of the Safe System ph...



AGRD03-16 Guide to Road Design Part 3: Geometric Design (2016 Edition)

Guide to Road Design Part 3: Geomteric Design provides road designers and other practitioners with information about the geometric design of road alignments. Design parameters include: road classification; design speeds; design vehicles; alignment controls; cross-section components, inclu...



AGRD03-ERR-0717 Guide to Road Design Part 3 Errata July 2017

This errata to Guide to Road Design Part 3: Geometric Design provides corrections to: Section 3.4.2 Intermediate Speed Rural Roads Section 4.8.7 (Table 4.18: Exclusive bicycle lane dimensions in urban areas) Section 7.8, (Table 7.12: Minimum radii with adverse crossfall) Ref...



AGRD03-ERR-1216 Guide to Road Design Part 3 Errata December 2016

This errata to the Guide to Road Design Part 3: Geometric Design provides corrections to Table 8.11: Minimum length vertical curves for reconstruction. The Guide to Road Design Part 3: Geomtric Design has been corrected.



AGRD04-17 Guide to Road Design Part 4: Intersections and Crossings – General (2017 Edition)

Guide to Road Design Part 4: Intersections and Crossings: General contains guidance that provides road designers and other practitioners with information that is common to the geometric design of all at-grade intersections. It contains information on the types of intersections, the road design co...



AGRD04A-17 Guide to Road Design Part 4A: Unsignalised and Signalised Intersections (2017 Edition)

Guide to Road Design Part 4A: Unsignalised and Signalised Intersections provides road designers and other practitioners with guidance on the detailed geometric design of all at‑grade intersections (excluding roundabouts). This Part contains information for the design of signalised and unsign...



AGRD04B-15 Guide to Road Design Part 4B: Roundabouts (2015 Edition)

The Guide to Road Design Part 4B: Roundabouts provides road designers and other practitioners with guidance on the geometric design of roundabouts. It covers design principles and procedures, and guidelines for all the key elements, thus enabling practitioners to develop safe and efficient layout...



AGRD04C-15 Guide to Road Design Part 4C: Interchanges (2015 Edition)

Austroads’ Guide to Road Design Part 4C: Interchanges provides guidance on the geometric design of interchanges on freeways/motorways and on major arterial roads. The Guide covers the design of interchanges between: freeways and arterial roads; two freeways; and two major arterial roads....



AGRD05-13 Guide to Road Design Part 5: Drainage – General and Hydrology Considerations

The Guide to Road Design Part 5: Drainage – General and Hydrology Considerations provides road designers and other practitioners with guidance on the design of drainage systems.  This Guide needs to be used in conjunction with the other two Parts of the Guide to Road Design that rel...



AGRD05-ERR-0716 Guide to Road Design Part 5 Errata July 2016

This errata to the Guide to Road Design Part 5: Drainage - General and Hydrology Considerations provides a revision to Equation A1 (Appendix A, page 170).



AGRD05A-13 Guide to Road Design Part 5A: Drainage – Road Surface, Networks, Basins and Subsurface

The Guide to Road Design Part 5A: Drainage – Road Surface, Networks, Basins and Subsurface, provides road designers and other practitioners with guidance on the design of the collection and discharge of water from road surfaces, pit and pipe systems, basins and subsurface drains. This Gu...



AGRD05B-13 Guide to Road Design Part 5B: Drainage – Open Channels, Culverts and Floodways

The Guide to Road Design Part 5B: Drainage – Open Channels, Culverts and Floodways contains guidance on the design of open channels, culverts and floodways to support the operation and management of the road network.  This Guide needs to be used in conjunction with the other tw...



AGRD06-10 Guide to Road Design Part 6: Roadside Design, Safety and Barriers

Guide to Road Design Part 6: Roadside Design, Safety and Barriers provides an introduction to roadside design and guidance on roadside safety and the selection and use of road safety barrier systems. Roadsides have to accommodate many features that support the road and the safe and effici...



AGRD06A-17 Guide to Road Design Part 6A: Paths for Walking and Cycling (2017 Edition)

The Guide to Road Design Part 6A: Paths for Walking and Cycling provides guidance for designers and other practitioners on the design of paths for safe and efficient walking and cycling, both within the road corridor and outside the road corridor. The guide provides information on considerations ...



AGRD06B-15 Guide to Road Design Part 6B: Roadside Environment (2015 Edition)

Guide to Road Design Part 6B: Roadside Environment contains information on the components of roadside areas that may need to be accommodated within a road reserve. These components include environmental aspects such as fauna management and noise control, and landscaping, road furniture including ...



AGRD07-08 Guide to Road Design Part 7: Geotechnical Investigation and Design

The Austroads Guide to Road Design Part 7: Geotechnical Investigation and Design provides those engaged in road design activities with a basic understanding and appreciation of the importance of geotechnical investigations and how road design outcomes and other design activities are influenced by...



AGRD08-09 Guide to Road Design Part 8: Process and Documentation

Design is a product and the systems that are put in place should conform to the model for Quality management systems – requirements, set out in AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008. Part 8 of the guide to Road Design provides guidance on the application of that standard to road design (Section 1.2).&nbs...



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