RMS must take the following matters into consideration before deciding on what to recommend to the Minister--
(a) the submissions made by any roads authority concerned with respect to the proposed action,
(b) whether the main road or proposed main road is or may become a major route for long-distance traffic,
(c) the amount of money available or likely to become available for the construction and maintenance of the main road or proposed main road,
(d) such other factors as are relevant to the decision.