Local Road Network Asset Management

The LRN Asset Management System – developed and tested in RAP2 and the Rural Transport Infrastructure (RTI) Pilot – has now been improved through application of lessons learned and integration of new Government strategies. The new Asset Management System was used by RAP3 and all the new generation RTI projects.

DoLIDAR’s new District Transport Master Plan (DTMP) was an investment tool for developing a District Road Core Network (DRCN) that prioritises LRN interventions by:

  • Identifying the minimum network needed to link all VDC headquarters to the DDC headquarter;
  • Ranking maintenance interventions above rehabilitation, upgrading or new roads;
  • Dividing cost by population served to derive a cost per head ratio.

All RAP3 LRN interventions were selected according to District approved DTMP and Annual Road Asset Management Plans (ARAMP).

Key features of the LRN Asset Management approach included:

  • An integrated asset management strategy that includes road surface, retaining structures, drainage structures, slope maintenance and management – including that beyond the immediate right of way corridor;
  • A Labour Based Equipment Supported (LBES) Approach – RAP3 promoted labour-based approaches wherever possible to maximise employment days and increase incomes of roadside communities. However, it allowed the use of appropriate equipment where this can overcome localised difficulties and accelerate access to other income generation opportunities;
  • A range of implementation modalities including the use of Road Building Groups, Road Maintenance Groups, User Committees and Registered Contractors.

"Keeping roads open" was a key objective of the Asset Management Programme and RAP3 measured this by tracking the percentage of existing DRCN that is trafficable each month.

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