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It is essential for safety that the credibility of traffic control at worksites is maintained.

This can be achieved by making sure that arrangements are as simple and predictable as possible, that devices are correctly installed, and that the measures applied match the road environment and work activities.

Traffic Management practices in Tasmania must be conducted in accordance with a number of standards and guides.

Traffic control at work sites in Tasmania must be designed and installed in accordance with the relevant Australian Standard – AS 1742.3 (2019) and Austroads Guide to Temporary Traffic Management (AGTTM).

The Department of State Growth has created a guide to Traffic Control for Works on Roads.

This contains information regarding authority, training requirements, and transition arrangements relating to the Austroads Safer Outcomes at Road Worksites project.

Download the guide here: Tasmanian Guide – Traffic Control for Works on Roads

For the purposes of s59 of the Traffic Act 1925, the Tasmania Guide constitutes the Transport Commission's directions for the installation of traffic signs at work sites on Tasmanian roads.

Please refer to this Guide when developing traffic management plans and traffic guidance schemes for works and activities within the State road reservation.

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