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Temporary Traffic Management

The Department of Transport and Main Roads has aligned our technical guidance for temporary traffic management in Queensland to the new Australian Standard AS1742.3:2019 and the Austroads Guide to Temporary Traffic Management (AGTTM).

This alignment involves:

  • Harmonising the Queensland's Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) Part 3 with the national standard AS1742.3, and
  • Introducing the Queensland Guide to Temporary Traffic Management (QGTTM) to harmonise with the AGTTM.

The AGTTM is a 10-part document that provides practitioners in all roles across the temporary traffic management industry with comprehensive guidance on the planning, design, installation, operation and management of temporary traffic management sites.

The harmonised MUTCD Part 3 (2020) and QGTTM will adopt specifications contained within the AS1742.3 and AGTTM respectively. The Queensland MUTCD and QGTTM will only detail variances to the AS1742.3 and AGTTM for use in Queensland.

This change has resulted in the restructuring of our TTM documents to align with the content of AS1742.3 and AGTTM, a summary of the documents relevant to TTM practice in Queensland, and their linkages, is provided in each of the documents.

For any technical questions regarding the application of the AS1742.3 and AGTTM, please contact


Transport and Main Roads strongly encourages organisations to use the new standards from 1 January 2021, however there will be a 12-month transition period in Queensland before it is mandatory to use them on 1 December 2021. Transport and Main Roads may choose to nominate the use of the new standards prior to 1 December 2021 in cases where a project is being tendered for, but will not commence until after 1 December 2021. Contract managers may choose to adopt the new standards at any time.

Key dates:

  • December 2019: Austroads release AGTTM and Australian Standard update AS1742.3
  • 30 November 2020: Transport and Main Roads publishes harmonised MUTCD Part 3 and QGTTM
  • 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 any technical questions regarding application of the AGTTM, please contact

Temporary Traffic Management (TTM) resources



Last updated
08 July 2021