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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


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.
  • 31 July 2022: Transport and Main Roads updates all parts of the QGTTM which are now aligned/harmonised with AGTTM version 1.1 (released September 2021), except for QGTTM Part 8. AGTTM Part 8 was not updated to version 1.1 in September 2021 and remains as version 1.0.

Temporary Traffic Management (TTM) resources



Last updated
01 November 2022