The Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) board approved an interlocal agreement with Osceola County and the Osceola County Expressway Authority (OCX) today, transferring the lead for the OCX Master Plan development to CFX. This is following the unanimous approval of the agreement by the Osceola Board of County Commissioners yesterday.
CFX will conduct concept and feasibility studies over the next 18 months on the unbuilt OCX Master Plan projects to determine if any are viable and fundable. Earlier this year, CFX adopted OCX’s roadway plans into its 2040 Master Plan.
“As one of the fastest growing counties in the U.S., it’s important that CFX and Osceola County do this work together to get the necessary infrastructure in place. With 75 percent of our workforce leaving the county every day, it only makes sense that CFX would be involved to help move people in a safer and faster way,” said Fred Hawkins, Jr., CFX Board member and Osceola County Commissioner.
“Several years ago, the legislature directed that CFX and OCX merge. We have honored that direction and have successfully worked out an agreement, which will make that merger move smoothly and efficiently, and will be beneficial to both parties,” said Atlee Mercer, chairman of OCX.
CFX Chairman Welton Cadwell said, “This agreement shows that we truly are a regional agency that works together with its partners to benefit the Central Florida community. With the anticipated merge of CFX and OCX in 2018, we can now get an early start on these necessary projects.”