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Updates to Road Safety Barrier Systems, End Treatments and Other Related Road Safety Devices

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) has recently updated the ‘Road Safety Barrier Systems, End Treatments and other related Road Safety Devices: Assessed as accepted for use on state controlled roads in Queensland’. Changes in the September 2018 (Version 2): The inclusion of a new section Guidelines on specifying Barrier Systems in Contracts…

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TMR Technical Publication News

New Technical Note – TN176 Vinyl Sheet Piles TN176 specifies the design criteria of Vinyl Sheet Piles in departmental projects, limited to short term, emergency applications, such as: to control water in flood prone areas to prevent soil erosion retaining walls for securing shallow excavations sites with limited access for heavy machinery (which exclude the use of…

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Unauthorised Use of Traffic Management Designer Credentials

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (the department) has seen several instances of Traffic Management Designers’ (TMD) names, electronic signatures and numbers being used without their authority. The purpose of this fact sheet is to advise professionals in the traffic management industry that instances of inappropriate and intentionally fraudulent use of TMD credentials do…

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TMR Road Planning and Design Manual Update

Road Planning and Design Manual, Edition 2, Volume 3 – Supplement Part 3: Geometric Design has been updated to align with Austroads Guide to Road Design: Part 3 (2016). Updates to this supplement include: additional guidance for designers regarding vulnerable road users allowance for use of roads as emergency aircraft runway strips inclusion of additional Brownfields…

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TMR Tri-Annual Publication Cycle – July 2018

The tri-annual release of technical documents has been published to the Department of Transport and Main Roads website. Please see below summaries of updates on a range of documents. Please click where applicable for further details. SPECIFICATIONS: 24 specification suites have been published, including the newly titled MRTS08 Plant-Mixed Heavily Bound (Cemented) Pavements and MRTS35 Recycled Material Blends for…

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Transport and Main Roads QTRIP Statewide Industry Briefing 2018

Mr Neil Scales, Director-General of the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) would like to invite you to an industry briefing on the program of works announced under the Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program (QTRIP) 2018-19 to 2021-22. This event will provide industry with a greater understanding of upcoming programs and projects, the…

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Construction a National Priority in the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022

A set of updated work health and safety (WHS) snapshots are available to provide insights into the key national data and WHS issues in seven priority industries. The industries covered by the snapshots were identified as national priorities in the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022 include a number of industries including construction. The snapshots…

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2018 Engineering Technology Forum

TMR invites CCF QLD members to attend their 2018 Engineering Technology Forum. Register before 11 August to take advantage of the discounted Early Bird price of $1380 – a $100 saving on the regular price. The Engineering Technology Forum is a great opportunity for thought-leaders, technical experts and decision-makers to come together and work to…

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UPDATED AND NEW TMR TECHNICAL NOTES

A suite of new and updated technical notes are now available on TMR’s Technical Notes page. These Technical Notes provide guidance to testing facilities for stabilised materials. Updated TN149 – Testing of materials for insitu cement or cementitious blend stabilisation TN150 – Testing of materials for insitu foamed bitumen stabilisation TN151 – Testing of materials for…

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PRICING OF WET WEATHER AND ALLOCATION OF ASSOCIATED RISK

INTRODUCTION The allocation of wet weather risk and the subsequent topic of Value for Money has been a discussion point between the TMR and CCF for some considerable time. This discussion paper aims to put this topic back on the agenda, by proposing key solutions and recommending the resolution of this matter between TMR and…

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$110 MILLION PORT DRIVE UPGRADE: MEDIA RELEASE

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A $110 million upgrade of Port of Brisbane’s Port Drive and local roads will start next month. Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports Mark Bailey and Member for Lytton Joan Pease joined Port of Brisbane CEO Roy Cummins to announce the $110 million upgrades which will duplicate Port Drive, delivering a more efficient,…

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$100M in new funding for bridge upgrades across Australia

THE Australian Government is investing $100 million to fund 189 bridges to deliver much-needed economic and safety benefits to communities around Australia under Round Two of the Bridges Renewal Programme. Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the Coalition’s new Bridges Renewal Programme is proving very popular, with Round…

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