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    Manual of uniform traffic control devices - Traffic control devices for general use

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF 1 User, PDF 3 Users, PDF 5 Users, PDF 9 Users

    Superseded date:  30-06-2017

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    Published date:  01-01-1994

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    1 - AS 1742.2-1994 MANUAL OF UNIFORM TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES - TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES FOR GENERAL USE
    4 - PREFACE
    6 - CONTENTS
    8 - SECTION 1 SCOPE AND INTRODUCTION
    8 - 1.1 SCOPE
    8 - 1.2 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
    9 - 1.3 DEFINITIONS
    9 - 1.3.1 Annual average daily traffic (AADT)
    9 - 1.3.2 May
    9 - 1.3.3 Shall
    9 - 1.3.4 Should
    9 - 1.3.5 Traffic control device
    9 - 1.3.6 85th percentile speed (V85 km/h)
    9 - 1.4 SPECIFICATION OF SIGNS, MARKINGS AND DELINEATORS
    9 - 1.5 RESPONSIBILITY AND AUTHORITY FOR INSTALLATION
    10 - 1.6 GENERAL PRINCIPLES
    10 - 1.6.1 Basic principles for all traffic control devices
    10 - 1.6.2 Specific principles for signs
    12 - SECTION 2 TREATMENTS AT INTERSECTIONS
    12 - 2.1 SCOPE OF SECTION
    12 - 2.2 DEVICES USED
    12 - 2.3 PURPOSE
    12 - 2.4 APPLICATION OF DEVICES
    13 - 2.5 CONTROL BY GIVE WAY AND STOP SIGNS
    13 - 2.5.1 General
    13 - 2.5.2 Application
    15 - 2.5.3 Requirements for installation of STOP signs
    16 - 2.5.4 Signs
    17 - 2.6 ROUNDABOUT CONTROL
    17 - 2.6.1 Function and installation
    17 - 2.6.2 Signs
    18 - 2.7 CONTROL BY TRAFFIC SIGNALS
    18 - 2.7.1 General
    18 - 2.7.2 Pavement markings at traffic signals
    19 - 2.7.3 Lane drop beyond signalized intersection
    20 - 2.7.4 Signs
    21 - 2.8 REGULATION OF MOVEMENTS AT INTERSECTIONS
    21 - 2.8.1 General
    21 - 2.8.2 Turn prohibition signs
    23 - 2.8.3 Left (right) lane must turn left (right) (R2-9)
    23 - 2.8.4 One way (R2-2)
    23 - 2.8.5 No entry (R2-4)
    24 - 2.8.6 All traffic turn (left or right) (R2-14)
    24 - 2.8.7 Keep left and keep right (R2-3)
    24 - 2.8.8 Time of operation module (R9-1)
    24 - 2.8.9 Buses excepted (R9-2), Bicycles excepted (R9-3), Authorized vehicles excepted (R9-4)
    25 - 2.8.10 Pedestrians prohibited (R6-15)
    25 - 2.9 INTERSECTION WARNING SIGNS
    25 - 2.9.1 General
    25 - 2.9.2 Intersection and junction series
    28 - 2.9.3 Advance warning of traffic control devices series
    29 - 2.9.4 Island (W4-5)
    29 - 2.9.5 Merge and no-merge signs
    30 - 2.9.6 Modified intersection warning signs
    30 - 2.10 GUIDE SIGNS
    30 - 2.10.1 General
    30 - 2.10.2 Application principles
    31 - 2.10.3 Advance direction signs (G1)
    38 - 2.10.4 Lane designation direction signs
    41 - 2.10.5 Intersection direction signs (G2-1 to G2-5)
    44 - 2.10.6 Finger boards (G3-3), Road name boards (G3-4), Rural road name signs (G3-5)
    45 - 2.10.7 Reassurance direction signs (G4-1)
    47 - 2.11 ROUTE MARKERS-G8
    47 - 2.11.1 General
    48 - 2.11.2 National route markers and supplementary plates (G8-1-1, and G8-2-1 to G8-2-6)
    48 - 2.11.3 National highways route markers and supplementary plates (G8-1-2, and G8-4-1 to G8-4-6
    49 - 2.11.4 State route markers and supplementary plates (G8-8, and G8-3-1 to G8-3-6)
    49 - 2.11.5 Tourist drive route markers (G8-9)
    49 - 2.11.6 End signs (G8-16)
    49 - 2.11.7 Location of freestanding route markers
    50 - 2.11.8 Use of route markers on direction signs
    51 - 2.11.9 Marking of alternative routes
    51 - 2.12 PAVEMENT MARKINGS AT INTERSECTIONS
    52 - 2.13 HAZARD MARKERS AND OTHER DEVICES
    52 - 2.13.1 Hazard markers
    52 - 2.13.2 Sight boards
    52 - 2.13.3 Kerb markings
    52 - 2.13.4 Pavement bars and markings
    52 - 2.14 TYPICAL ARRANGEMENT DIAGRAMS FOR INTERSECTIONS
    71 - SECTION 3 TREATMENT BETWEEN INTERSECTIONS
    71 - 3.1 SCOPE OF SECTION
    71 - 3.2 PAVEMENT MARKINGS AND DELINEATION
    71 - 3.2.1 General
    71 - 3.2.2 General treatment
    72 - 3.2.3 No-overtaking zones--barrier lines
    72 - 3.2.4 Guide posts and snow poles
    75 - 3.2.5 Delineators
    76 - 3.3 PAVEMENT BARS
    76 - 3.3.1 General
    76 - 3.3.2 Design and installation
    76 - 3.3.3 Uses
    78 - 3.4 TREATMENT OF SUBSTANDARD HORIZONTAL CURVES
    78 - 3.4.1 General
    78 - 3.4.2 Guide posts with delineators
    78 - 3.4.3 Pavement markings and raised retroreflective pavement markers
    79 - 3.4.4 Warning signs, advisory speed signs and chevron alignment markers
    79 - 3.4.5 Sight benching
    79 - 3.4.6 Horizontal curves which are not substandard
    80 - 3.4.7 Advisory speeds
    82 - 3.4.8 Signs
    88 - 3.4.9 Chevron alignment markers (D4-6)
    88 - 3.5 TREATMENT OF SUBSTANDARD VERTICAL CURVES
    88 - 3.5.1 General
    88 - 3.5.2 Substandard stopping sight distance
    89 - 3.5.3 Dips and humps
    89 - 3.5.4 Signs
    90 - 3.6 TREATMENT OF APPROACHES TO STRUCTURES AND OBSTRUCTIONS
    90 - 3.6.1 General
    90 - 3.6.2 Bridges
    94 - 3.6.3 Subways and underpasses
    94 - 3.6.4 Gates, grids and culverts
    100 - 3.6.5 Obstructions within the carriageway
    100 - 3.6.6 Signs for approaches to structures and obstructions
    106 - 3.6.7 Hazard markers
    108 - 3.7 CHANGES IN PAVEMENT WIDTH
    108 - 3.7.1 General
    108 - 3.7.2 Narrowing of a single carriageway
    108 - 3.7.3 Transition of divided road to undivided road
    113 - 3.7.4 Signs for approaches to changes in pavement width
    114 - 3.8 CLIMBING AND OVERTAKING LANES, AND TURNOUTS
    114 - 3.8.1 General
    114 - 3.8.2 Signs for climbing and overtaking lanes
    119 - 3.9 STEEP GRADES AND SAFETY RAMPS
    119 - 3.9.1 General
    120 - 3.9.2 Signs for steep descents
    126 - 3.9.3 Signs for steep upgrades
    126 - 3.9.4 Signs for safety ramps
    128 - 3.10 WATER CROSSINGS
    128 - 3.10.1 General
    128 - 3.10.2 Ferries and opening bridges
    128 - 3.10.3 Fords
    129 - 3.10.4 Floodways
    129 - 3.10.5 Low level bridges
    129 - 3.10.6 Signs for water crossings
    132 - 3.11 PHYSICAL OBSTRUCTIONS AND HAZARDS
    132 - 3.11.1 Road block barriers
    133 - 3.11.2 Hazard warning signs
    137 - 3.11.3 Warning signs for temporary or part time hazards
    139 - 3.11.4 Miscellaneous installations
    141 - 3.11.5 Safety devices
    141 - 3.12 GEOGRAPHICAL FEATURE SIGNS (G6)
    141 - 3.12.1 Purpose
    141 - 3.12.2 Location
    141 - 3.12.3 Shape and colour
    141 - 3.12.4 Lettering
    141 - 3.12.5 Types of signs
    142 - 3.12.6 Town name (G6-1)
    142 - 3.12.7 Stream name (G6-2)
    142 - 3.12.8 State border (G6-3 and G6-4)
    143 - 3.12.9 Local government boundary (G6-5)
    143 - 3.12.10 Feature (G6-6)
    143 - 3.13 KILOMETRE POSTS
    143 - 3.13.1 General
    143 - 3.13.2 Kilometre plate (G10-3)
    143 - 3.13.3 Location and Spacing
    144 - 3.14 VARIABLE USE LANE SIGNS
    144 - 3.15 MISCELLANEOUS SIGNS
    144 - 3.15.1 Two-way (R2-11)
    145 - 3.15.2 One way (Repeater) (R2-17)
    146 - SECTION 4 PAVEMENT MARKINGS AND DEVICES
    146 - 4.1 SCOPE OF SECTION
    146 - 4.2 GENERAL PRINCIPLES
    146 - 4.2.1 Purpose
    146 - 4.2.2 Removal of markings
    146 - 4.2.3 Limitations
    146 - 4.2.4 Types of markings
    147 - 4.2.5 Reflectorization
    147 - 4.2.6 Materials
    147 - 4.2.7 Colours
    147 - 4.2.8 Size of markings
    147 - 4.2.9 Profile line marking
    147 - 4.3 LONGITUDINAL LINES
    147 - 4.3.1 General
    148 - 4.3.2 Separation lines
    149 - 4.3.3 Barrier lines
    152 - 4.3.4 Lane lines
    152 - 4.3.5 Edge lines
    153 - 4.3.6 Continuity lines
    153 - 4.3.7 Turn lines
    153 - 4.3.8 Transition lines
    153 - 4.3.9 Outline markings
    153 - 4.3.10 Longitudinal lines at intersections
    154 - 4.4 TRANSVERSE LINES
    154 - 4.4.1 General
    154 - 4.4.2 Stop lines
    154 - 4.4.3 Holding lines
    155 - 4.4.4 Pavement markings at STOP and GIVE WAY signs
    155 - 4.4.5 Pedestrian crosswalk lines
    155 - 4.5 OTHER MARKINGS
    155 - 4.5.1 Diagonal and chevron markings
    158 - 4.5.2 Messages on pavements
    164 - 4.5.3 Kerb markings
    164 - 4.6 RAISED PAVEMENT MARKERS
    164 - 4.6.1 General
    166 - 4.6.2 Non-retroreflective raised pavement markers (NRPMs)
    166 - 4.6.3 Retroreflective raised pavement markers (RRPMs)
    166 - 4.6.4 Symbols
    167 - 4.6.5 Application of raised pavement markers
    176 - APPENDIX A - SIGN SIZE SELECTION
    176 - A1 SCOPE
    176 - A2 SIZE OF SIGNS
    176 - A3 GENERAL PRINCIPLES FOR SIZE SELECTION
    177 - APPENDIX B - ILLUMINATION AND REFLECTORIZATION OF SIGNS
    177 - B1 SCOPE
    177 - B2 GENERAL
    177 - B3 MEANS OF ILLUMINATION
    177 - B4 MEANS OF REFLECTORIZATION
    178 - APPENDIX C - INSTALLATION AND LOCATION OF SIGNS
    178 - C1 SCOPE
    178 - C2 SIGN LOCATION
    178 - C2.1 General
    178 - C2.2 Longitudinal placement
    178 - C2.3 Lateral placement and height
    179 - C2.4 Overhead signs
    179 - C3 SIGN ORIENTATION
    180 - C4 SIGNPOST SELECTION
    180 - C4.1 General
    180 - C4.2 Small size posts
    181 - C4.3 Large non-frangible posts
    181 - C4.4 Large frangible posts
    185 - APPENDIX D - OVERHEAD LANE CONTROL SIGNALS
    186 - APPENDIX E - EXAMPLES OF THE USE OF FLASHING LIGHTS WITH WARNING SIGNS
    187 - APPENDIX F - SPECIAL PURPOSE INTERSECTION WARNING SIGNS
    187 - F1 GENERAL
    187 - F2 SIDE ROAD JUNCTION ON A CURVE
    187 - F3 SUCCESSIVE SIDE ROAD JUNCTIONS
    188 - F4 T-JUNCTION BEYOND A CURVE
    189 - APPENDIX G - MODIFIED INTERSECTION WARNING SIGNS
    190 - APPENDIX H - DETERMINATION OF LETTER SIZES FOR SIGNS
    190 - H1 SCOPE
    190 - H2 PROCEDURE
    191 - APPENDIX I - DETERMINATION OF ADVISORY SPEEDS ON HORIZONTAL CURVES
    191 - I1 SCOPE
    191 - I2 PRINCIPLE
    191 - I3 BALL BANK INDICATOR METHOD
    191 - I3.1 Equipment
    192 - I3.2 Procedure
    192 - I4 RGDAS METHOD
    192 - I5 ADVISORY SPEED ADJUSTMENT
    192 - I6 REPORT
    194 - APPENDIX J - DETERMINATION OF ADVISORY SPEEDS ON VERTICAL CURVES
    194 - J1 SCOPE
    194 - J2 PRINCIPLE
    194 - J3 METHOD
    196 - SUBJECT INDEX
    199 - INDEX OF SIGNS

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    Specifies requirements for traffic control devices for general use on roads other than freeways, and sets out the way they are applied at intersections, between intersections, and at a number of specific situations including sub-standard horizontal and vertical curves, approaches to structures and obstructions, changes in pavement width, climbing and overtaking lanes, steep grades and water crossings. Guidance is also given in appendices on the design and installation of signs.

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    This Standard describes requirements for traffic control devices for general use on roads other than freeways, and sets out the way they are applied at intersections, between intersections, and at a number of specific situations including substandard horizontal and vertical curves, approaches to structures and obstructions, changes inpavement width, climbing and overtaking lanes, steep grades and water crossings. Guidance is also given in appendices on the design and installation of signs.

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    Committee MS-012
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes
    Under Revision

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    Amendment 1 to AS 1742.2-1994 See DR 96254 First published as part of AS CA14-1935.AS CA14-1935 revised and redesignated AS CE1-1946.Second edition 1960.AS CE1-1960 revised and redesignated AS 1742.1-1975.AS 1742.2 first published 1978.AS 1742.1-1975, AS 1742.2-1978 revised, amalgamated and designated in part as AS 1742.2-1986.Second edition 1994. First published as part of AS CA14-1935. AS CA14-1935 revised and redesignated AS CE1-1946. Second edition 1960. AS CE1-1960 revised and redesignated AS 1742.1-1975. AS 1742.2 first published 1978. AS 1742.1-1975, AS 1742.2-1978 revised, amalgamated and designated in part as AS 1742.2-1986. Second edition 1994.

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    AS 1158.1-1986 The lighting of urban roads and other public thoroughfares - Performance and installation design requirements
    AS/NZS 2144:2002 Traffic signal lanterns
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    AS 1743-1992 Road signs - Specifications
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