Activity report

New, updated and withdrawn technical documents.

New technical documents

DateDocument referenceSummary
20.08.20TSI-SP-047 Dynamic direction signs

Covers the general requirements for Dynamic Direction Signs. They are used in permanent positions above or adjacent to the roadway, in the state of New South Wales.

05.08.20TSI-SP-081 – Type 1 Portable Traffic Signals with Boom Barrier

Covers the requirements for TfNSW Type 1 Portable Traffic Signal Systems with Boom Barrier (Type 1 PTS-B) to be used in the state of NSW to control vehicular traffic, typically used to provide temporary control at short term roadworks. The Type 1 PTS-B only intends to be in partial compliance with the AS4191 [4] requirements. TfNSW Specification TSI-SP-049 [12] Portable Traffic Signal Systems defines general requirements for TfNSW Standard portable traffic signal systems (PTS) that are aligned with AS4191 [4] requirements.

02.07.20GTD 2020/001 – Excavation adjacent to Transport for NSW Infrastructure

The number and size of excavations in close proximity to Transport for NSW (TfNSW) infrastructure have increased steadily in recent years. It is imperative that the design and construction of these excavations including the supporting structures are adequate to provide security to the infrastructures and their operations.

24.06.20T1416 – Field measurement of retroreflective signs using a portable retroreflectometer

Covers the measurement of the retroreflective properties of sign materials such as traffic signs and symbols (vertical surfaces) using a portable retroreflectometer. It is intended to be used for the field measurement of traffic signs. It may also be used to measure the performance of sign sheeting materials before placing the sign in the field; or before adhering the sign sheeting material to the sign (blank or backing). This test method covers measurements at a 0.2 degree (º) observation angle. NOTE: This test method can also be used with a retroreflectometer capable of taking measurements at 0.5º and 1º.

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Updated technical documents

DateDocument referenceAmendment
12.08.20IC-QA-G10 – Traffic ManagementEd 7 Rev 4: Redundant pavement markings to be in accordance with spec R145. Pay Item P1 – clarified that payment for permanent traffic control devices and permanent lighting to be made under other specs.
12.08.20IC-DC-G10 – Traffic ManagementEd 3 Rev 4: Updated to accord with base (non-D&C) Specification G10 Ed 7/Rev 4.
10.08.20T100 – Sampling road construction materials (Soil, Gravel, Sand, Aggregate, Rock and Recycled Products)Issue 3: Clause 3, note added emphasising the correct labelling of the container. Clause 5, references to the AS standards moved to the references section
10.08.20 IC-QA-G2-C2 – General Requirements (Major Contracts)Ed 5 Rev 22: Concreting training requirements extended to Spec R81 "No fines Concrete Subbase". Referenced documents updated.
Jul/Aug 2020General Specification updatesMultiple specifications rebranded and references to "Roads and Maritime Services" or "RMS" changed to "Transport for NSW" or "TfNSW" respectively.
July 2020Beyond the PavementUpdated to include new projects and policies.
31.07.20IC-QA-C017 – Tender Form (Major Roadworks And Bridgeworks)Ed 2 Rev 61: Ed/Rev numbers against specifications updated. Pay Items for specification R116 updated.
31.07.20IC-QA-M787 – Bridge Deck Joint Repair – DesignEd 1 Rev 2: Spec "G11M" changed to "G10". Referenced documents updated.
31.07.20IC-DC-R116 – Heavy Duty Dense Graded Asphalt Ed 2 Rev 0: Updated to accord with base (non-D&C) Specification R116 Ed 9/Rev 0.
28.07.20IC-QA-R116 – Heavy Duty Dense Graded AsphaltEd 9 Rev 0:  Clauses rearranged and reworded to improve clarity. New guide note, cross referring to CQTD 2013/001, on problem caused by tackcoat. Previous clauses 1.1 and 1.2 consolidated under clause 1.1. Subsequent clauses renumbered. Requirements for asphalt performance after 24 months, moved to clause 5.1.
24.07.20IC-QA-TS101 – Traffic Control Signals – New Installation and ReconstructionEd 2 Rev 2: References to "Roads and Maritime Services" or "RMS" changed to "Transport for NSW" or “TfNSW” respectively. Various amendments and changes.
24.07.20IC-DC-TS101 – Traffic Control Signals – New Installation and ReconstructionEd 1 Rev 1: Updated to accord with base (non-D&C) Specification TS101 Ed 2/Rev 2. References to "Roads and Maritime Services" or "RMS" changed to "Transport for NSW" or "TfNSW" respectively. References to "RMS Representative" changed to "Principal".
22.07.20IC-QA-M782 – Bridge Bearing Repairs – DesignEd 1 Rev 2: Spec "G11M" changed to "G10". Referenced documents updated.
08.07.20T118 – Determination of the in situ California bearing ratio of road materialsIssue 2.1: Reformatted to TfNSW template. Australian Standard method number corrected.
08.07.20TSI-TG-001 – Submission Guide For Variable Message SignsIssue 4: Content change to Cell G15 of sheet 'TSI-SP-008 v6.0': Item 4.2 now requires supporting evidence, and an outline is given of what is expected.
 22.06.20IC-DC-R119 – Open Graded AsphaltReferences to "Roads and Maritime Services" or "RMS" changed to "Transport for NSW" or "TfNSW" respectively. References to "RMS Representative" changed to "Principal". Note: The following specifications URL has been updated.
  11.06.20 AS 1742.9:2018 – Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices – Part 9: Bicycle FacilitiesVersion 3.1: Update supplement into new Transport for NSW template and change reference to government agency. Inclusion of complementary material for s1.5. Remove departure to s3.2 relating to Slippery for bicycles (W6-11) sign as Transport adopts AS. Amend departure to s3.2 relating to Gap Hazard (W6-10) sign as Transport adopts AS. Clarify signs W8-249n, W8-250n and W8-251n can be used as supplementary signs to W6-10 in s3.2. Add reference to Traffic Signal Design guide for additional warrant considerations to s3.7. Add reference to s5 departure for sign colours. Add departure for Appendix B outlining minimum clearance height for signs.
 11.06.20AS 1742.15:2019 – Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices – Part 15: Direction signs, information and route numberingVersion 4: Update supplement into new Transport for NSW template and change reference to government agency. Update supplement following publication of 2019 edition of AS 1742.15. Inclusion of Departure types (Legislative or Transport process).

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Withdrawn technical documents

DateDocument referenceLatest Reference
July 2020GTD 2012/001 – Excavation adjacent to RMS Infrastructure GTD 2020/001 – Excavation adjacent to Transport for NSW Infrastructure
June 2020IC-QA-R141 – Pavement MarkingRefer to IC-QA-R145 Pavement Marking (Performance Based)

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