Goal: The provision of design guidance for traffic accommodation at road worksites to facilitate the inclusion of lane shifting, contra flow, detouring and other means of traffic accommodation for use from the early stages of project development to execution.
Description: Australian & Queensland road construction can benefit from the use of traffic management techniques routinely used internationally in similar jurisdictions. Moving traffic further from the road worksite provides a safer, larger and more efficient area for construction activities providing durability and quality of the works. Currently the potential to use lane shifting, contra flow, detouring or other means of traffic accommodation are not routinely considered in the selection and design of remediation and short duration rehabilitation works. Guidelines should be developed or updated to support this form of hazard reduction as a routine component of project delivery.
Benefits: Improved value-for-money and quality of delivered road works, reduced hazards and risk to worksites, decongested worksite, reduced overall cost of road works.
Improved traffic flow and safer road worksites
Decongested and simpler road works
Improved quality of road works, increased durability and lower
Project Draft Report
Designed to be built with barrier separation *
Full closure removed the key traffic hazard *
Eliminating traffic improves construction quality *
Effective & safe barriers improve construction *
* photos from presentation in 2008 by Michael Rose of VicRoads at the AAPA Safety Conference