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Best practices for the sustainable maintenance of rural roads in developing countries

Regular maintenance of roads is critical to the economic vitality of a country. In particular, a focus on rural road maintenance is needed when planning and operating a large transport network, as they are often deemed less important than paved roads and highways. When rural roads are neglected, it can cause a detrimental imbalance, with negative effects on the socioeconomic development and political participation of rural populations. [...]

Information sheet

  • Date: 2013
  • Author(s): Comité technique A.4 Réseau de routes rurales et accessibilité / Technical Committee A.4 Rural road systems and accessibility to rural areas
  • Domain(s): Road Network Operations / Rural Roads
  • Type: 2013R13EN
  • PIARC Ref.: 2013R01EN
  • ISBN: 978-284060-309-2
  • Number of pages: 45