Concept, Feasibility &

Mobility Studies:

Northeast Connector Expressway Extension

The Environmental Advisory Group (EAG) is comprised of representatives from environmental organizations, as well as local, state and federal agencies. The input regarding local needs, concerns and environmental impacts being provided by the EAG is crucial in the evaluation of the project corridor.

The study project team typically meets with the EAG up to three times during the study to ensure open communication and provide a forum for issue identification and resolution with governmental agencies and environmental groups.

EAG Public Meeting #2 for the Northeast Connector Expressway Extension Study is on December 20, 2018: Click here for more information.

Below are some pictures from the Environmental Advisory Group (EAG) meeting #2 for the Northeast Connector Expressway Extension Study which took place on December 20, 2018.

                    

Thank you to everyone who came out to our two public meetings to learn more about the Northeast Connector Expressway Extension on Tuesday, January 22 at Wedgefield K-8 School and on Thursday, January 24 at Harmony High School.

                         

Meeting Summaries

There are currently no documents.

In February 2018, CFX began a Concept, Feasibility & Mobility Study of the Northeast Connector Expressway Extension transportation corridor. This study area extends generally from US 192 in Osceola County to the existing State Road 50/SR 520 intersection in Orange County, a distance of approximately 30 miles. The study area is generally bound on the west by the Econlockhatchee River and on the east by Deer Park/Nova Road/SR 520. The Northeast Connector Expressway Extension concept study is being done well in advance of anticipated growth in eastern Orange and Osceola counties in 2040 and beyond.

Although similarly named, this study is different from the earlier Northeast Connector Expressway Concept, Feasibility and Mobility Study that considered alternative corridors to connect Florida’s Turnpike to a potential Osceola Parkway Extension. In March 2018, the CFX Governing Board decided not to advance the previous concept study to the next phase. The Board will revisit the previously-studied Northeast Connector Expressway corridor periodically as warranted by changes in the surrounding communities.

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The 15-month study will include the evaluation and documentation of the physical, natural, social and cultural environment within the corridor and the potential impacts associated with the various mobility alternatives. Transportation demands for the corridor will be determined and a range of transportation mobility options and programs will be developed to adequately meet the future demands.

If the corridor is found to be feasible as a result of this concept study, it could then proceed to a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study to refine and evaluate alternative alignments.

Northeast Connector Expressway Extension

The proposed Northeast Connector Expressway Extension study area generally extends from the vicinity of the existing SR 50/SR 520 intersection in Orange County south to US 192 in Osceola County, a distance of approximately 25 miles. The study area is generally bound by the Econlockhatchee River to the west and Deer Park Road/Nova Road/SR 520 to the east. The goal of the Northeast Connector Expressway Extension is to enhance north-south regional connectivity and mobility by providing connections between existing and future east-west corridors within the study area including the SR 408 Eastern Extension, SR 520, SR 528 (Martin Andersen Beachline Expressway), and US 192 (E Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway). These connections will enhance regional connectivity, provide greater mobility for the area’s growing population and economy, and provide for the incorporation of future transit options.

Public Input

We value your input. Public involvement and inter-agency coordination will be an integral part of the assessment process, and multiple opportunities for participation will be provided. CFX anticipates holding public meetings in both Orange and Osceola counties in early 2019 as part of this study.

Property owners near a proposed transportation project often want to know an agency’s process for buying needed private property. Click here for the Central Florida Expressway Authority’s policy on right-of-way acquisition.

For more Concept Studies information contact:
Email: ConceptStudies@CFXway.com
Phone: 407-802-3210


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