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 virtual library.
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!
Road tunnels manual
An electronic manual of reference on all matters relating to the operation of road tunnels
Developed with the OECD, the quantitative risk assessment model evaluates the risks of transporting dangerous goods through road tunnels.
Lastest Technical Reports
Lay bys and protection against lateral obstacles - Current practices in Europe
2016R16EN - Technical Report
Events related to this domain
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International Seminar "Road Tunnels in Low and Medium Income Countries"October 18-20, 2017 // Le Cap (Afrique du Sud)
18th IRF World MeetingNovember 14-17, 2017 // New Delhi (India)"Safe Roads and Smart Mobility : The Engines of Economic Growth"
International Seminar "Current global approaches on the design, construction and operation of road tunnels"February 28 - March 02, 2018 // Bogota (Colombia)
2018 World Tunnel Congress20-25 April 2018 // Dubai (United Arab Emirates)The Role of Underground Space in Future Sustainable Cities
PIARC international conference on road tunnel operations and safetyOctober 03-05, 2018 // Lyon (France)
See all events in the overall calendar.