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 - PIARC Literature Review
Large Underground Interconnected Infrastructure
General Principles to Improve Accessibility for Persons with Reduced Mobility in Road Tunnels
Introduction to the RAMS Concept for Road Tunnel Operation
Events related to this domain
GeoChina 2021September 18-19, 2021 — NanChang (China)
6th GeoChina International Conference
Virtual International Seminar "New Energy Carriers in Road Tunnels"October 20-21, 2021 — Online, organised from Utrecht (Netherlands)
Jointly organised by PIARC, ITA-Cosuf and KPT
WTC 2022 (World Tunnel Congress 2022)April 22-28, 2022 — Copenhagen (Denmark)
20th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ICSMGE 2022)May 01-06, 2022 — Sydney (Australia)
11th International Conference on tunnel safety and ventilationMay 09-11, 2022 — Graz (Austria)
Organised in cooperation with the Austrian National Committee and the Austrian Road and Rail Research Association
2nd PIARC International Conference on Road Tunnel Operations and Safety & VIII Spanish Tunnels SimposiumOctober 25–28, 2022 — Granada (Spain)
co-organised by the ATC
XXVIIth World Road CongressOctober 02-06, 2023 — Prague (Czech Republic)
See all events in the overall calendar.