ABOUT THE WARRIP
The Western Australian Road Research Innovation Program (WARRIP) is a collaborative research initiative between Main Roads Western Australia (Main Roads) and the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB). The WARRIP explores cutting edge research in pavements and surfacings, asset management, road safety, sustainability and structures. The WARRIP aims to deliver innovative, sustainable, and cost-saving solutions for road infrastructure projects throughout Western Australia. Our projects are delivered by subject matter experts in both Main Roads and ARRB as well as engaging with industry and academia.
We care about promoting sustainability, investigating new technologies, minimising the impacts of climate change, creating safety for road users, builders and managers and providing growth opportunities for people working in the transport industry. Future proofing our transport network, solving tomorrows problems today.
Review of Stone Mastic Asphalt in Western AustraliaProject Status: Completed
Stone Mastic Asphalt has long been used in WA due the strength and rigidity of its interlocking stone-on-stone skeleton. WARRIP undertook a review of current practices against standards across Germany and Australia to see if…Read More
Identifying Best Pavement Practice for Major ProjectsProject Status: Completed
As part of Main Roads efforts for continuous improvement, industry professionals have reviewed the current Main Roads practices for contracting work. In response to issues raised, WARRIP launched an investigation to determine what could be…Read More
An Evaluation of the Traffic Speed Deflectometer (TSD) for Main Roads Western AustraliaProject Status: Completed
Advances in technology now make it possible to collect information about the condition of our roads at speed. The Traffic Speed Deflectometer (TSD) is equipped with doppler lasers, GPS, cameras, temperature probes and 3D sensors;…Read More
Best Practice Pavement Preparation for Sprayed Sealing
This webinar will cover best practice for preparing pavements for sprayed sealing.Read More
Determination of governing pavement distress parameters using rehabilitation samples from MRWA road network
Under the WARRIP program, Main Roads Western Australia (MRWA) engaged the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) to undertake a multi-year program to deliver a Traffic Speed Deflectometer (TSD) data-based network level pavement structural deterioration model.…Read More