Project Development &
Environment (PD&E)
Study Re-evaluation:

Osceola Parkway Extension

Osceola Parkway Extension Public Meeting

The Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) held its public meeting on November 19, 2019 at Lake Nona Middle School with more than 400 attendees. The Study Team will be receiving and reviewing public comments until November 30, 2019. The Study Team will be presenting and making its recommendation to the CFX Board on December 12, 2019.

Recommended Preferred Alternative
Shown at Nov. 19 Public Workshop

Recommended preferred alternative to be presented to the CFX Board on 12/12/19.

Alternatives Considered During Osceola Parkway
Extension PD&E Study Re-evaluation

Proposed Donated Conservation Land

Should the preferred alternative be adopted by the CFX Board, below is the map of the proposed donated land.

The Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) held its public meeting on November 19, 2019 at Lake Nona Middle School with more than 400 attendees. From now until November 30, 2019, the Study Team will be receiving and reviewing public comments.

Background:

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.

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.

PDE-process-chart

Osceola Parkway Extension History

  • 2005 – Osceola County Comprehensive Plan: New corridors around growth boundary
  • 2012 – Osceola County Expressway Authority (OCX): 2040 Master Plan. ETDM Programming Screen Summary Report published (ETDM No. 13789).
  • 2016 – CFX incorporated OCX master plan segments into CFX Master Plan.
  • 2017 – OCX completed the Osceola Parkway Extension PD&E Study and approved a Project Environmental Impact Report (PEIR).
  • March 2018 – CFX completed a Concept Feasibility and Mobility Study for the  Osceola Parkway Extension
  • July 2018 – CFX began PD&E Re-evaluation Study

The Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) is conducting a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Re-evaluation Study for the proposed Osceola Parkway Extension. The study will look at a new expressway connection between State Road 417 near Boggy Creek Road in Orange County and the proposed Sunbridge Parkway in Osceola County.

The goals of the proposed 9-mile, limited-access facility include providing for additional east-west capacity within the project area, 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.

Stakeholder coordination continues as part of the Osceola Parkway Extension Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study Re-evaluation.

Below are the two Split Oak Forest Wildlife and Environmental Area (SOFWEA) alternatives presented at a Lake Ajay Homeowners Association meeting November 15, 2018.

Osceola Parkway Extension Minimization Alternative Map

Osceola Parkway Extension Avoidance Alternative Map

Additional Information

Property owners near a proposed transportation project often want to know an agency’s process for buying needed private property.

Central Florida Expressway Authority Right-of-Way Acquisition Policy.

For information gathered prior to the PD&E study phase, please visit the Osceola Parkway Extension Concept, Feasibility and Mobility Study page.