The Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) is holding a public workshop for the Osceola Parkway Extension Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study Re-evaluation. CFX is conducting the study to determine if a new expressway connection between State Road 417 near Boggy Creek Road in Orange County and the proposed Sunbridge Parkway in Osceola County is viable and fundable in accordance with CFX policies and procedures.
The Osceola Parkway Extension has been identified as a need in several local, long-range plans and master plans. The former Osceola County Expressway Authority (OCX) completed a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study in May 2017 for the Osceola Parkway Extension and presented a recommended alternative.
The overall goals of the nine-mile Osceola Parkway Extension are: to provide improved connections between area roads; accommodate anticipated transportation demand; provide consistency with local and regional plans; support economic viability and job creation; support intermodal opportunities; and enhance evacuation and emergency services.
The public workshop will be held on:
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Lake Nona Middle School Cafeteria
13700 Narcoossee Road
Orlando, FL 32832
During the workshop, attendees will be able to view a looped video presentation as well as exhibits including the study alternatives, the evaluation matrix and a diagram of roadway typical section. Attendees also will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide their comments.
Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons who require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services, free of charge, should contact: Mary Brooks, Public Involvement Coordinator, by phone at 407-802-3210 or email at ProjectStudies@CFXway.com.
About the Osceola Parkway PD&E Study Re-evaluation
CFX’s enabling legislation (Senate Bill 230, Ch. 2014-171) incorporated the parkway extension and other portions of the OCX 2040 Master Plan into the CFX 2040 Master Plan. In 2018, CFX completed a Concept, Feasibility and Mobility Study for the Osceola Parkway Extension and concluded the project is viable under CFX criteria. In July 2018, CFX officially began a re-evaluation of the OCX PD&E Study that included a recommended alternative. The input provided through the public outreach, including stakeholder meetings, site tours and advisory committee meetings, held during CFX’s Concept, Feasibility and Mobility Study have been a major component of CFX’s PD&E Study Re-evaluation. In addition, the study team has continued to conduct stakeholder meetings to gather further feedback and clarification in preparation for an alignment recommendation.