Concept, Feasibility &
Mobility Studies:

Northeast Connector Expressway

Background Information

In April 2017, The Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) began conducting concept, feasibility and mobility studies on the unbuilt Osceola County Expressway Authority (OCX) Master Plan projects. The goal was to determine which, if any, met CFX requirements for viability and funding. Public involvement and interagency coordination was an integral part of the assessment process, and multiple opportunities for participation were provided.

On March 8, 2018, CFX presented the outcomes of the Concept, Feasibility and Mobility Studies for the Northeast Connector Expressway. The objective of this study was to address congestion, plan for population growth and identify options to connect to Interstate-4, State Road 429, or Florida’s Turnpike in Osceola, Orange and Polk Counties. More than forty people provided public comment during the CFX Board meeting. The CFX Board decided not to advance the Northeast Connector Expressway, to the next study phase at this time. The Board decided to revisit the Northeast Connector Expressway corridor periodically in the future as warranted by changes in the surrounding communities.

Each of these corridor studies involved community input with more than 1,300 people attending six public workshops, where they offered more than 630 comments. Part of the community input process included 10 Environmental and Project Advisory Group meetings and nearly 60 stakeholder meetings.

Following is a brief summary of the complete study, as well as section study exhibits, documents, and other information presented.

Northeast Connector Expressway

The study corridor of the proposed Northeast Connector Expressway extends from the proposed terminus of the Southport Connector Expressway at Florida’s Turnpike northeast to the vicinity of the Osceola/Orange County line for a distance of approximately 25 miles. The study includes a proposed interchange with Florida’s Turnpike. The Northeast Connector Expressway has been known as the ‘Southport Connector East’ and the State Road 417 Southern Extension’ in previous studies and discussions. The goals of this proposed new limited-access facility were to include providing a connection from Florida’s Turnpike to US 192 and the Osceola Parkway Extension, enhancing mobility of the area’s growing population and economy, relieving congestion on local roads, providing for the incorporation of transit options, and promoting regional connectivity.

Central Florida Expressway Authority Concept, Feasibility & Mobility Study Map

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Central Florida Expressway Authority

4974 ORL Tower Road
Orlando, FL 32807

Phone: (407) 690-5000
Fax: (407) 690-5011

Additional Concept Studies Information

Phone: 407-802-3210

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