This document provides guidance on the management of rural road networks. This document is targeted at Road Managers who are responsible for the management of a network of low volume rural roads within a constrained budget. The Road Manager may be working within government or the private sector. The network for which he or she is responsible is likely to have some
roads in good condition and others in poor condition.
This document guides a Road Manager through an initial phase of clearly defining a road network and then an annual cycle of planning, budgeting and implementation. This cycle addresses the maintenance of roads in good or fair condition and the rehabilitation of roads in poor condition.