Project Development &
Environment (PD&E) Study:

Poinciana Parkway Extension

On October 10, 2019 the Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) Governing Board unanimously approved the Poinciana Parkway Extension Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study and advanced the project to production phases that include design and construction.

Design is expected to begin in Spring of 2020 on the proposed expressway that will enhance mobility by extending the Poinciana Parkway north to County Road (CR) 532 at the Osceola County/Polk County line. The project is critically needed to ease traffic congestion and improve regional connectivity for Osceola County drivers. Ranked the second fastest growing county in Florida, some Osceola residents commute approximately 43 minutes per trip a day, nearly double the national average.

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About the Poinciana Parkway Extension Preferred Alternative

CFX in July 2018 began the PD&E Study to evaluate alternatives to extend Poinciana Parkway north to County Road 532 at the Osceola County/Polk County line. The goal of the study was to evaluate and recommend a viable and fundable transportation corridor that will improve regional connectivity; accommodate anticipated transportation demand; provide consistency with local and regional plans; support economic viability, job creation, and intermodal opportunities; and enhance evacuation and emergency services.

The study evaluated engineering, estimated project costs, and all alternatives and their potential impacts to the physical, natural, social and cultural environment. The study determined that the project is viable and fundable in accordance with CFX policies and procedures.

The preferred alternative, Alternative 5A without slip ramps to Ronald Reagan Parkway, had the lowest social impacts and overall cost, and lower natural impacts that other alternatives considered. The preferred alternative also had the highest projected traffic.

Public involvement and interagency coordination were crucial components of the study. For the Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Study, CFX engaged more than 500 people through three public meetings and hearings, six Environmental Advisory and Project Advisory Group meetings and more than 17 stakeholder meetings.

Poinciana Parkway Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study

Additional Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Information

Email: ProjectStudies@CFXway.com
Phone: 407-802-3210


Central Florida Expressway Authority

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Fax: (407) 690-5011
Email: info@CFXway.com

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Draft Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Study Environmental and Engineering Reports

Typical Section Package, July 2019
Contamination Screening Evaluation Report, May 2019 Pt. 1
Contamination Screening Evaluation Report, May 2019 Pt. 2
Pond Siting Report, June 2019
Location Hydraulics Report, May 2019 Pt. 1
Location Hydraulics Report, May 2019 Pt. 2
Bridge Analysis Report, July 2019
Water Quality Impact Evaluation, May 2019
Utility Assessment Report, July 2019
Natural Resources Evaluation, July 2019
Air Quality Screening Analysis Technical Memo, July 2019
Noise Study Report, July 2019
Project Environmental Impact Report, July 2019
Cultural Resources Assessment Survey, August 2019
Project Traffic Analysis Report, July 2019
Preliminary Engineering Report, August 2019

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 #3 Meeting Notice: May 21, 2019

Here are some pictures from the May 21, 2019 EAG meeting for the Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Study.

Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Study meeting May 21, 2019
Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Study meeting May 21, 2019
Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Study meeting May 21, 2019

EAG #2 Meeting Notice: February 19, 2019

Nearly a dozen people attended the EAG meeting to learn more about the Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Study.

Poinciana Parkway Extension EAG meeting May 21, 2019
Poinciana Parkway Extension EAG meeting May 21, 2019
Poinciana Parkway Extension EAG meeting May 21, 2019
Poinciana Parkway Extension EAG meeting May 21, 2019
Poinciana Parkway Extension EAG meeting May 21, 2019

EAG #1 Meeting Notice: August 15, 2018

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.

PAG #3 Meeting Notice: May 21, 2019

Here are some pictures from May 21, 2019 PAG meeting for the Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Study.

May 21, 2019 PAG meeting for the Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Study
May 21, 2019 PAG meeting for the Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Study

PAG #2 Meeting Notice: February 19, 2019

More than a dozen people attended the PAG meeting to learn more about the Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Study.

Poinciana Parkway Extension PAG #1 Meeting August 15, 2018
Poinciana Parkway Extension PAG #1 Meeting August 15, 2018
Poinciana Parkway Extension PAG #1 Meeting August 15, 2018
Poinciana Parkway Extension PAG #1 Meeting August 15, 2018

PAG #1 Meeting Notice: August 15, 2018

Presentations

Flyover of Poinciana Parkway Extension Preferred Alternative 5A from August 29, 2019 Public Hearing
Poinciana Parkway Extension Presentation from August 29, 2019 Public Hearing
Poinciana Parkway Extension Environmental Constraints Board August 2019
Poinciana Parkway Extension Social Constraints Board August 2019
Poinciana Parkway Extension Alternatives Evaluation Matrix August 2019
Improvements by other agencies: August 29, 2019
FDOT’s Improvements at County Road 532/Interstate-4 Interchange: August 29, 2019
Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Proposed Typical Section: March 2019
Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Presentation from March 14, 2019 Public Meeting
Project Fact Sheet
Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Alternatives Board: March 2019
Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Social Constraints Alternative 1A: March 2019
Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Social Constraints Alternative 4A: March 2019
Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Social Constraints Alternative 5A: March 2019
Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Environmental Constraints Alternative 1A: March 2019
Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Environmental Constraints Alternative 4A: March 2019
Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Environmental Constraints Alternative 5A: March 2019
Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Alternatives Evaluation Matrix: March 2019
Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Proposed Typical Section: February 2019
Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Public Meeting Presentation: September 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

Meeting Summaries

Final Summary for Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Study Kick-Off Public Meeting on September 25, 2018

Some pictures from the first public workshop for the Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Study at Poinciana High School on September 25, 2018:

Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Study public workshop September 25, 2018
Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Study public workshop September 25, 2018
Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Study public workshop September 25, 2018
Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Study public workshop September 25, 2018
Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Study public workshop September 25, 2018

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 Poinciana Parkway Extension Concept, Feasibility and Mobility Study page.