Project Development & Environment (PD&E) Study:

Poinciana Parkway Extension

Poinciana Parkway Extension Preferred Alternative 5A
Fact Sheet
Fact Sheet (Spanish)
Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Study Schedule: May 2019
Poincian Parkway Extension PD&E Presentation to the Polk County Board of County Commissioners: 4/12/19
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: March 2019
Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Presentation from 3/14/19 Public Meeting
Project Fact Sheet
Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Alternatives Board: Feb. 2019
• Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Social Constraints Alternative 1A: Feb. 2019
Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Social Constraints Alternative 4A: Feb. 2019
Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Social Constraints Alternative 5A: Feb. 2019
Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Environmental Constraints Alternative 1A: Feb. 2019
Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Environmental Constraints Alternative 4A: Feb. 2019
Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Environmental Constraints Alternative 5A: Feb. 2019
Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Proposed Typical Section: Feb. 2019
Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Alternatives Evaluation Matrix: Feb. 2019
Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Public Meeting #2: March 14, 2019
Project Schedule
Project Development Process
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.

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.

          

EAG #2 Meeting Notice: February 19, 2019

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

                    

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.

     

PAG #2 Meeting Notice: February 19, 2019

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

               

PAG #1 Meeting Notice: August 15, 2018

150 people attended our March 14, 2019 public meeting to learn more about the Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Study.

                         

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 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 is looking at the parkway from its northern endpoint to County Road 532 at the Osceola County/Polk County line.

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The PD&E study began in July 2018 and is expected to finish in the fall of 2019.

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.

Public involvement and community engagement are a crucial component of this PD&E study. CFX has conducted a total of six Environmental and Project Advisory Group meetings with 129 attendees. A kick-off public workshop on September 25, 2018 drew 134 people.

On March 14, 2019, more than 160 people attended an alternatives workshop at Poinciana High School. Attendees viewed and commented on study Alternatives 1A, 4A and 5A – along with an evaluation matrix comparing the details, costs and impacts of each.  Following the meeting, the study team further evaluated and refined these alternatives.

The study team subsequently proposed advancing Alternative 5A without the initially planned slip ramps at Ronald Reagan Parkway as the preferred alternative. This alternative, without the initially planned slip ramps, had the lowest social impacts, and lower natural impacts than would occur if the slip ramps were retained. This alternative also has the lowest total cost and the highest projected traffic volume. This affects the financial feasibility of the project since it would be a tolled roadway.

CFX will hold a public hearing on the proposed preferred alternative to gather public feedback in August. The study findings and public input will be presented to the CFX Governing Board in October for consideration and a determination of whether the project should move forward to design and ultimately construction.

Study Background

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.

An earlier Concept, Feasibility and Mobility Study completed in the springs of 2018 looked at extending the Poinciana Parkway from its northern end to I-4. 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.

The PD&E study is refining and evaluating the alternatives from the concept study in greater detail. The study corridor has been broken into phases. The later phase studying the extension from CR 532 to I-4, either at State Road 429 or CR 532, will be done in coordination with the Florida Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration.

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.

For more Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E information, please contact:
Email: ProjectStudies@CFXway.com
Phone: 407-802-3210


Central Florida Expressway Authority

4974 ORL Tower Road
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Ph: (407) 690-5000
Fax: (407) 690-5011
Email: Info@CFXway.com

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