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XXVIIth World Road Congress
Pre-proceedings of the Congress

Technical Session 2.2 - Accessibility and Mobility in Rural Areas

Thursday, October 5 09:30 - 13:00
Chair: Mr. Souleman Oussiman, Chair of PIARC TC 2.2 on Accessibility and Mobility in Rural Areas, Burkina Faso
Room: South Hall 3AB, 3rd floor

The objective of the session will be to present firstly the results of the activities of TC2.2 during the cycle 2020-2023 through the three working groups, the case studies of rural mobility in certain countries across different continents (Africa, Europe, America and Asia).
The maintenance aspect of rural roads will also be addressed.
This session will also present the best articles identified through PIARC’s international call for papers on call topics “Challenges and solutions for rural roads”.
Through the articles presented, a sharing of experience and best practices will be identified for the needs of some developing countries to improve aspects related to mobility in rural areas in their respective countries.

  1. Welcome and session introduction
  2. Presentations
  3. Questions and Answers
  4. Presentations
  5. Questions and Answers
  6. Closing and Forecasts for the new cycle 2024-2027

Welcome and session introduction

• Souleman Oussiman, Chair of TC 2.2 (Burkina Faso)


  • Technical solutions for paved and unpaved road
    François CHAIGNON (France) - TC2.2 WG leader
  • Effect of Surface Layer’s Bearing Capacity on Unsealed Road Corrugation
    Havisanth ERASANAYAGAM (Dept. of Civil Engineering, Monash University, Clayton Campus, Australia)
    Arooran SOUNTHARARAJAH (Dept. of Civil Engineering, Monash University, Clayton Campus, Aruba)
    Jayantha KODIKARA (Dept. of Civil Engineering, Monash University, Clayton Campus, Australia)
  • Safe roads for women in rural areas
    Imen MAKHLOUF (ATR, Tunisia)
  • Practical guide of road safety measures on semi-urban crossings
    Jaime CAMPOS (Ministry of Public Works, Chile)

Questions and Answers

Moderator: Izak Van der Lide (South Africa)



  • Rural roads become local roads: lessons from Cameroon's experience
    CHUMBE TOUNDOUNKO RACHIDETOU (European Union Delegation to Cameroon, Cameroon)
  • Technical particularities of rural roads in Romania
    Gheorghe LUCACI (Romania) - TC2.2 Member
  • Women improving rural roads in Mexico
    Luz GRADILLA (Mexican Institute of Transportation, Mexico)
    Elsa MORALES (Mexican Institute of Transportation, Mexico)
    Fernando MENDOZA (Mexican Institute of Transportation, Mexico)
  • Managing Safety Aspects of Rural Roads
    Azwan Ezzany AZMI (Public Works Department of Malaysia, Malaysia)
  • Environmental study of the impact on surface waters in the natural environment of the use of milk of lime used for the treatment of the asphalt bleeding phenomena
    Laurent FRITEYRE
    Jean-Michel SIGAUD
    Delphine REBIERE
    Catherine FRANCK-NEEL
    Claire DETRUIT
    Céline BARRAILH
    Sylvain MOREIRA (CEREMA, Agence de Clermont-Ferrand, France)
    Pierre MÉTAIS
    Régis CHEVALIER (LHOIST, France)

Questions and Answers

Moderator: Imen Makhlouf (Tunisia)

Closing and Forecasts for the new cycle 2024-2027

• Souleman Oussiman, Chair of TC 2.2 (Burkina Faso)
• Imen Makhlouf, a new chair of TC 2.2 for the next cycle (Tunisia)