Prioritisation of guardrail remedial works

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Anderson, Troy and Ayers, Ron. 2006. "Prioritisation of guardrail remedial works." 22nd ARRB Conference: Research Into Practice. Canberra, Australia 29 Oct - 02 Nov 2006 Canberra, Australia.
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Prioritisation of guardrail remedial works

Presentation TypePaper
AuthorsAnderson, Troy (Author) and Ayers, Ron (Author)
Journal or Proceedings Title22nd ARRB Conference Proceedings
Number of Pages15
Year2006
Place of PublicationCanberra, Australia
ISBN1876592494
Conference/Event22nd ARRB Conference: Research Into Practice
Event Details
22nd ARRB Conference: Research Into Practice
Event Date
29 Oct 2006 to end of 02 Nov 2006
Event Location
Canberra, Australia
Abstract

Australian road safety barrier standards have changed over time as further research has identified deficiencies in existing systems, and as new products have been developed. Many local authorities and state road authorities now find that they have a variety of barrier systems within their jurisdiction and face the problem of deciding on priorities to upgrade older systems to current standards. The aim of this research was to develop a suitable system for prioritising guardrail remediation works. The work was done in conjunction with the Southern District of the Queensland Department of Main Roads and focussed on the shires of Esk, Laidley and Gatton in south-east Queensland.
The prioritisation method developed relies on assessment of the relatively easily determined parameters of traffic volume, traffic composition and existing guardrail condition. Whilst the condition of existing guardrail can be determined by field inspection, difficulty exists in determining which deficiencies are the most serious, and a risk management approach is adopted for this aspect of the assessment. The prioritisation system developed was trialled for the three local government areas and has provided feasible and usable rankings.

Keywordsguardrail, road safety barriers, asset management
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020400512. Transport engineering
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Byline AffiliationsIpswich City Council, Australia
Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
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