Road tunnel operations
Since 1957, date of creation by PIARC of the "Committee on Road Tunnels", the Association has conducted an ongoing activity on all matters relating to the operation of road tunnels: geometry, equipment and maintenance, operating, safety and environment.
The results of the committee's work were first published as:
- monographs on the occasion of the World Road Congresses, starting from 1959 (Rio de Janeiro Congress);
- then in the form of thematic reports from 1995 that can be found in the Directory of Technical reports.
Knowledge is, since 2011, structured in an electronic form: the Manual of Road Tunnels, which presents various topics related to the operation of road tunnels and links to the various publications in this field.
PIARC recommendations for taking into account the objectives of Directive 2008/96/EC on road infrastructure safety management, in the context of road tunnels, when implementing Directive 2004/54/EC on minimum safety requirements for tunnels in the trans-European road network: click here!
Lastest Technical Reports
Improving Road Tunnel Resilience, Considering Safety and Availability - Technical Report
Good Practices in Maintenance and Traffic Operation of Heavily Trafficked Urban Road Tunnels - Technical Report
Good Practices in Maintenance and Traffic Operation of Heavily Trafficked Urban Road Tunnels - Collection of Case Studies
Impact of New Propulsion Technologies on Road Tunnel Operations and Safety - Literature review
Events related to this domain
XXVIIth World Road CongressOctober 02-06, 2023 — Prague (Czech Republic)
12th International Conference "Tunnel Safety and Ventilation"April 16-18, 2024 — Graz (Austria)
See all events in the overall calendar.