Rural transport

Rural transportation networks need to meet the needs of the communities and economies they service, providing people with mobility and access to markets and opportunities.

It is now more widely accepted that while rural access and feeder roads of a high quality are critical, a combination of policies and other measures is also needed to reduce any access or mobility constraints in rural areas. Taking a more strategic approach can maximise the contribution made by rural transportation networks to communities and economies.

Aurecon offers a broad range of services related to the planning, design and delivery of sustainable transportation systems and infrastructure to clients throughout the developing world. As a professional services partner, we work closely with our clients and stakeholders throughout the entire projects life cycle, from pre-feasibility and business case preparation through to the operation and maintenance phases.

Aurecon has successfully completed several rural transport projects for governments and local bodies from a rural transport survey for South Africa, through to development of rural transport strategies and master plans in South Africa, Namibia and Zambia. In addition, we have carried out transport feasibility studies in many African countries.

We specialise in the following:

  • Labour-based construction and maintenance consultancy
  • Rural road feasibility studies
  • Rural road network evaluations
  • Rural transport master plans
  • Rural transport policies
  • Rural transport strategies
  • Services for rural roads.