VicRoads Road Design Note
GTA’s Technical Design team was invited by the VicRoads Safe System Engineering team to contribute to the recent edition of the Road Design Note (RDN) 03-07. RDN 03-07 provides guidance to practitioners for the design of Raised Safety Platform (RSP) treatments based on current information and best practice.
As RSPs are a relatively new treatment on arterial roads, this document is expected to further evolve over the next 12 months and GTA is privileged to be a trusted partner providing ongoing technical advice to VicRoads in this capacity.
Specifically, the Technical Design team’s input has focussed around challenges and lessons learnt from projects we have completed previously for VicRoads, which to date have included:
Plenty Road-Wallan Road-Laurel Street-Macmeikan Street in Whittlesea
- Yarra Boulevard
- Leeds Street-Irving Street in Footscray (below)
As part of our advice to VicRoads, GTA’s team also shared insights from their experience in the UK and the approach taken by road authorities to introducing raised safety platforms. Given this remains an evolving topic within the industry, it is expected that the Technical Design team will continue to provide an ongoing advisory role to VicRoads as more projects are introduced across the road network.
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