A Proposed Methodology for the Management of Low-Volume Roads in Spain


  • Manuel Moya Dept of Agronomic and Forestry Environment Engineering University of Extremadura, Centro Universitario de Plasencia, Avda, Virgen del Puerto 2, 10600 Plasencia (Cáceres), Spain
  • Eutiquio Gallego Dept of Science and Technology Applied to Agricultural Engineering, Technical University of Madrid, E.U.I.T. Agrícola, Ciudad Universitaria, s/n 28040 Madrid, Spain
  • Ana Isabel García Dept of Projects and Rural Planning, Technical University of Madrid, E.T.S.I. Agrónomos, Ciudad Universitaria, s/n 28040 Madrid, Spain
  • Francisco Ayuga Dept of Construction and Rural Roads, Technical University of Madrid, E.T.S.I. Agrónomos, Ciudad Universitaria, s/n 28040 Madrid, Spain




low-volume roads, planning, condition, management, finance, methodology


Low-volume roads play an essential role in the development of rural areas in Spain, yet most are in a poor condition since hardly any money is designated for their upkeep. This work proposes a management system for the Spanish low-volume road system based on an analysis of the present management of the country’s road and low-volume road networks, the methodologies used in the inspection and evaluation of the latter’s condition (designed by the authors), and on data from other countries. The proposed plan involves the stages of implantation, execution and monitoring, each one with its own objectives. The possible sources of funding for such a management system – vital if its future is to be ensured – are also discussed.


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How to Cite

Moya, M., Gallego, E., García, A. I., & Ayuga, F. (2011). A Proposed Methodology for the Management of Low-Volume Roads in Spain. The Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering, 6(3), 153-162. https://doi.org/10.3846/bjrbe.2011.20