Foamed bitumen pavements thwart ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie

Photo of Camp Cable Road on Mt Lindesay Rd intersection underwater during flood

Transport and Main Roads’ investment in research and innovation is paying big dividends in the wake of ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie, with millions of dollars saved through more resilient pavements. The department’s foamed bitumen pavements, which when constructed in the right environment with appropriate stabilisation are more resilient to flooding, have survived unscathed in some of … Read more…

Welcome to our new graduates

2017 TMR graduates

Graduate Induction Week has just wrapped up, kicking off our new graduates’ two-year development program! Graduate Engineer (Program Delivery and Operations), Faiz Rahmansyah, says he “expected a rather technical and generic induction program, but from the first day I was surprised at how engaging the sessions were. They focused on the department’s values and the … Read more…

Less asphalt means more savings, more innovation

Extremely close photo of black asphalt

We’ve partnered with the Australian Road Research Board through the National Asset Centre of Excellence (NACoE) on some exciting new infrastructure research. Our new Technical Note (TN167) describes how thinner asphalt pavements can be used in Queensland’s warm climate without detracting from the pavement performance. With conventional asphalt mixes we expect to be able to … Read more…

Connecting today: imagining tomorrow

Woman presenting at conference

Join us at TMR’s premier innovation event, the TMR MIXr for collaboration, problem solving and hear inspiring presentations from some of the world’s most intriguing minds. We have an exciting line up of presenters kicking off the plenary session hosted by MC Chris Riddell. Chris is Australia’s most sought after futurist and a renowned strategist … Read more…

Digital billboards – the future of roadside advertising realised

Extremely close photo of a blue LED screen

It wasn’t long ago that plasma screens started appearing in homes across Australia, bringing us in touch with a future only imagined in sci-fi and deep space thrillers. A screen so thin you can mount it on a wall? Crazy. Fast forward 15 years and Australia is at the forefront of digital roadside advertising, using … Read more…