A review of route options will be part of a strategic business case on the proposed Port Macquarie orbital road.
It will look at how these options compare with or add to possible improvements to the road network.
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council's decision to develop a strategic business case means further investigation and analysis to help provide a better understanding of the costs and benefits associated with options to address the traffic problem.
Environmental and social impacts will be considered.
The strategic business case will also examine planned traffic network improvements and upgrades to the existing road network including Lake Road and Ocean Drive.
A report to the June council meeting said at the conclusion of the strategic business case, the intent was that council would have a more detailed appreciation of the preferred option or options to alleviate traffic congestion via better dispersal of traffic across the network.
The council will write to Port Macquarie MP Leslie Williams seeking ongoing support for traffic network improvements and $400,000 in grant funding as a co-contribution towards the estimated $800,000 strategic business case cost.
The strategic business case will take up to 24 months.
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