International and regional research in recent years has indicated that Low Volume Rural Roads (LVRR) tend to respond to the dominance of a range of factors, collectively known as the \"road environment\", that together describe the matrix of road environment issues that need to be addressed by design response factors such as, road geometry, pavement type and drainage arrangements. It is now believed that the relative influences of road deterioration factors are significantly different for low volume rural roads compared with higher category roads. One of the implications from this is that appropriate road design options need to be specially researched and adopted for LVRR regimes.
This first LVRR document, dealing with Classification and Geometric Standards, is linked to two companion LVRR volumes on: Pavement options and technical specifications; and Guidelines for the application of LVRR standards and specifications.
SEACAP 3. Low Volume Rural Roads: Classification and geometric standards.