4.6 Designing low-volume roads

This presentation covers building low volume roads – roads carrying less than 200 vehicles per day and less that about 1 million equivalent standard axles over its design life. It was delivered at the 5th Africa Transportation Technology Transfer (Tē) Conference for the Africa Community Access Programme workshop on rural accessibility and mobility.

The presentation includes:

Engineering a low-volume road requires imagination and innovation while working with nature and locally sourced materials. Projects should also maximise the involvement of local communities and contractors. The presentation suggests using in situ structures as much as possible when dealing with existing gravel roads. These have generally been well compacted by traffic and should not be disturbed unnecessarily.

Issuing body: Africa Community Access Programme
Type: Conference presentation
Status: Final
Design of low volume roads: AFCAP workshop on rural accessibility and mobility
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File size: 4.15 MB
Year of publication: 2011
Number of pages: 95