Project Development & Environment (PD&E) Study:
Poinciana Parkway Extension
• Project Schedule
• Project Development Process
• Project Fact Sheet
• Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Public Meeting #1 Notice: Sep. 25, 2018
• Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Public Meeting Presentation: Sep. 25, 2018
• Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Study Board Outlined
• Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Study Environmental Board
• Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Study Social Board
• Final Summary for Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Study EAG Meeting on Aug. 15, 2018
• Final Summary for Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Study PAG Meeting on Aug. 15, 2018
• Final Summary for Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Study Kick-Off Public Meeting on September 25, 2018
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.
The Project Advisory Group (PAG), comprised of stakeholders within the project corridor, is an important component of this study. The input regarding local needs, concerns and environmental impacts being provided by the PAG continues to be crucial in the evaluation of the project corridor. The study project team typically meets with the PAG up to three times during the study to ensure open communication and provide a forum for issue identification and resolution with project stakeholders.
Some pictures from the first public workshop for the Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Study at Poinciana High School on Sep. 25, 2018:
The Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) is conducting a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study for the proposed Poinciana Parkway Extension. The study will look at the parkway from its northern terminus to County Road 532 at the Osceola County/Polk County line.
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The goals of this proposed new 3-mile, limited-access facility include improving the roadway connections from CR 532 to the greater Poinciana area, enhancing mobility of the area’s growing population and economy, relieving congestion on local roads, and promoting regional connectivity.
An extension of the Poinciana Parkway from its northern end to Interstate 4 (I-4) in Osceola County has been identified as a need in several local, long-range plans and master plans. As part of an interlocal agreement, the Osceola County Expressway Authority (OCX) requested that CFX incorporate the parkway extension and remaining portions of the OCX 2040 Master Plan into the CFX 2040 Master Plan.
CFX recently completed a Concept, Feasibility, and Mobility Study for the Poinciana Parkway Extension that concluded the project is viable under CFX criteria. The CFX Board approved the findings and is moving forward with a Project Development & Environment (PD&E) study to determine a refined, recommended alternative alignment.
The PD&E study will refine and evaluate the alternatives from the concept study in greater detail. The project is being broken into phases for further evaluation, with the CFX PD&E Study focusing on the extension to CR 532. A later phase will provide a connection to I-4, either at State Road 429 or at CR 532.
The PD&E study begins in July 2018 and is expected to last 15 months.
Public involvement and community engagement will be a crucial component of this PD&E study. Previously, during the four Concept, Feasibility, and Mobility Studies that included this proposed extension, more than 1,300 people attended 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.
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 information gathered prior to the PD&E study phase, please visit the Poinciana Parkway Extension Concept, Feasibility and Mobility Study page.
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