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Manual of uniform traffic control devices (MUTCD)

The Department of Transport and Main Roads has adopted Australian Standard AS1742 Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices as part of national harmonisation. As a result, the Queensland MUTCD will only provide requirements and recommendations specific to Queensland.

The requirements and recommendations of the Queensland MUTCD take precedence over the Australian Standard (except where the Australian Standard is accepted without changes).

Harmonisation of the Queensland MUTCD will affect all users of the MUTCD including Transport and Main Roads Regions/Districts, local government authorities, contractors and consultants. All users will need to refer to the Queensland MUTCD and the Australian Standard, the Queensland Guide to Temporary Traffic Management and Austroads.

Harmonisation of the Queensland MUTCD will be carried out in stages and is proposed for completion in 2021/2022. When a harmonised Part is published, the previous version and any related supplements will be withdrawn and will cease to have effect. 

The department has prepared a Fact Sheet and Frequently asked questions and answers to assist users.

Where the Traffic and Road Use Management (TRUM) manual contains information that is different or contrary to that of the MUTCD, please advise Transport and Main Roads by emailing TrafficEngineering.Support@tmr.qld.gov.au.

 

New standards for Temporary Traffic Management will come into effect in Queensland on 1 December 2021.

What does this mean for projects currently underway?

For contracts in place prior to 1 December 2021, the version and applicable parts of the Queensland Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and Queensland Guide to Temporary Traffic Management that were specified in the tender (and then in the contract documents) are still considered to be applicable for the duration of the project. The legal support for this is detailed in the Transitional Guideline Approved Notice (following):

Key dates:

  • December 2019: Austroads release AGTTM and Australian Standard update AS1742.3
  • 30 November 2020: Transport and Main Roads publishes harmonised Queensland MUTCD Part 3 and Queensland Guide to Temporary Traffic Management (QGTTM).
  • On 16 September 2021,Austroads released version 1.1 of the AGTTM. The updated version contains minor updates and has not been adopted for use in Queensland. The QGTTM is aligned to version 1.0 of the AGTTM which continues to be the adopted standard in Queensland. 
  • 1 January to 30 November 2021: Voluntary use of the new standards by Queensland traffic management industry
  • 1 December 2021: Mandatory use of the new standards on all roads in Queensland (state-controlled and other roads) for new contracts and projects.

MUTCD Legal authority

The MUTCD Legal authority is available for viewing.

An amendment register records changes to the harmonised Queensland MUTCD.

Queensland Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) (Harmonised)

Note: These document Parts are print enabled. Superseded versions of the Queensland MUTCD are available from Transport and Main Roads Library Services, 532 Beams Rd Carseldine - email libraryin2@tmr.reference-service.info.

Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) (Not harmonised)

The MUTCD and its supplement, within the meaning of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995, contains the design of, and the methods, standards and procedures in relation to every sign, signal, marking, light or device, installed on a road. Information contained in the MUTCD supplement provide further guidance or requirements under the relevant MUTCD clauses.

Note: Part 2 is view only (print disabled) due to Standards Australia copyright provisions. Superseded versions of the MUTCD are available from Transport and Main Roads Library Services, 532 Beams Rd Carseldine - email libraryin2@tmr.reference-service.info.

  

Notifications and feedback

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For any questions, email TrafficEngineering.Support@tmr.qld.gov.au

Last updated
03 June 2022