Low Volume Rural Road (LVRR) surfacing and paving trials construction was carried out between 2001 and 2012 in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos under various initiatives; including Department for International Development’s Engineering Knowledge and Research programme (EngKaR3) and South East Asia Community Access Programme (SEACAP4).
A range of materials and surface/paving types were trialled in various environmental and climatic conditions. There is a considerable amount of un-analysed cost and performance data for a range of low cost surfacing types that is unique and could benefit the design and construction of low volume rural roads in the region and elsewhere. Analysis of this data could lead to guidance and significant cost savings in the provision of affordable and sustainable access to rural and poor communities in whole-life-cost orientated asset management.
This Paper describes the background research carried out under SEACAP and other initiatives, the current status of the surfacing research data. It presents the rationale for the compilation, analysis, dissemination and embedment of the surfacing and paving research knowledge in the region and elsewhere.
This paper is part of the Applied Research on Rural Roads and Transport Services through Community Access Programmes in Africa and Asia (AFCAP2 and AsCAP)
Petts, R.; Cook, J. (2016). The Uptake of Existing LVRR Research Output in S E Asia to Deliver Affordable and Sustainable Rural Transport Infrastructure, ReCAP Technical Paper. London: ReCAP for DFID.
Published 1 November 2016