ROAD SAFETY ADVISOR TO THE ROADS DEPARTMENT OF GEORGIA

ROAD SAFETY ADVISOR TO THE ROADS DEPARTMENT OF GEORGIA

The Roads Department (under the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure) is responsible for developing and maintaining the national road network of Georgia. With the support of the World Bank (and others) a number of road rehabilitation programs are under way.

Phillip Jordan, General Manager of RSI Pty Ltd has been appointed as an advisor to the new Road Safety Unit within the Roads Department of Georgia. His task is to assist the RSU to conduct the audits of the upcoming designs of SRIP roads presently under design. He will also lead investigations for a blackspot improvement program on the national road network, and will assist with other audits of new road designs and for approving temporary traffic management schemes at roadworks. He will make three trips to Georgia during 2014.

 Activity Objective

The objective of the assignment is to strengthen the capacity of the RSU by providing ‘on the job’ training and technical support to its staff, and to conduct RSA's jointly with the RSU on selected sections of the road network as needed. 

 TASK 1. Advisory assistance to the Road Safety Unit of the Roads Department

 As the Road Safety Advisor, Phillip is to provide technical advice to the Unit’s staff and to assist them in their audit and blackspot work.

  1.  Advise RSU teams undertaking road safety inspections, assist them in developing appropriate countermeasures, and undertake site visits with them.
  2. Advise RSU staff on road safety engineering measures used in other countries and how these might be adapted to suit Georgian conditions.

  3. Suggest improvements to the existing Traffic Signs and Marking Manual, and assist RSU staff in updating standards.

  4. Provide expert advice contributing to the development of a new  5 year Traffic Safety Strategy and Action Plan.

TASK 2. Road Safety Audit

Conduct road safety audits (jointly with the RSU) of the designs of roads to be rehabilitated under the World Bank funding. Lead the audit team and ensure on-the-job training and knowledge transfer.

 TASK 3.Training and capacity building

 Based on his assessment of the technical needs of the RSU engineers, Phillip will prepare a series of workshops and training sessions to offer more advanced training on designing, managing and maintaining safer roads. These training sessions will also target the staff of the Roads Department, local design institutes, design companies and contractors.

 Georgia has an extensive network of expressways, highways and roads. Improvements in many aspects of road safety engineering are beginning to show themselves - better delineation of rural curves is one of them, 

Georgia has an extensive network of expressways, highways and roads. Improvements in many aspects of road safety engineering are beginning to show themselves - better delineation of rural curves is one of them, 

 Georgia is a mountainous country, presenting many challenges to its road designers and builders. The Caucasus's are a beautiful backdrop to a fascinating country.

Georgia is a mountainous country, presenting many challenges to its road designers and builders. The Caucasus's are a beautiful backdrop to a fascinating country.