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Guide to Road Design Part 3: Geometric Design (2016 Edition)
Publication no: AGRD03-16 Pages: 374
Published: 28 September 2016
Guide to Road Design Part 3: Geometric 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, including travel lanes, shoulders and verges; and provisions for public transport and cyclists.
Speed parameters include: operating speed, desired speed and design speed; and their relationship with each other.
Horizontal and vertical alignments include development and application of: circular curves; superelevation; grades; vertical curves; procedures for the grading of a road alignment; and determination of sight distances across vertical curves.
Webinar: Austroads Guide to Road Design Part 3: Geometric Design
In October 2016 Austroads delivered a two-part webinar providing an overview of the updated Guide to Road Design Part 3: Geometric Design. The first session covers design objectives, speeds and cross sections. The second session covers horizontal and vertical alignment, and superelevation. The recordings are below. PDFs of the presentation can also be downloaded:
The webinars are presented by Peter Aumann, Principal Research Engineer, ARRB Group. Peter specialises in road design with a cross over in traffic management and road safety. He has played a pivotal role in the 2016 update of the Guide.
This third edition of the Guide contains minor editorial and technical changes throughout. Key new information and updates are:
Table of Contents1. Introduction
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