Concept, Feasibility &
Mobility Studies:

Poinciana Parkway Extension /
Interstate-4 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.

On March 8, 2018, CFX presented the outcomes of the Concept, Feasibility and Mobility Studies for the Poinciana Parkway Extension/Interstate-4 Connector. 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 approved advancing the Poinciana Parkway Extension/Interstate-4 Connector, to the next study phase, called Project Development and Environment (PD&E), for further analysis.

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.

CFX next will begin the PD&E study phase later this year. The time frame for the Poinciana Parkway Extension PD&E Study is 12 to 15 months.  Public involvement and community engagement will continue to be a crucial component.

Following are a brief summary of the completed study, as well as section study exhibits, documents, and other information.

Poinciana Parkway Extension / Interstate-4 Connector Expressway

The study corridor of the proposed Poinciana Parkway Extension / Interstate-4 Connector Expressway generally begins at the southern terminus of the existing Poinciana Parkway at Cypress Parkway, extends along the existing Poinciana Parkway alignment to the Osceola / Polk County line and then extends in a general north / northwest direction to connect with Interstate-4. The study corridor encompasses portions of both Osceola and Polk Counties and includes a proposed interchange with Interstate-4. The goals of this proposed new limited-access facility include improving the roadway connection from Interstate-4 to the greater Poinciana 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.

Central Florida Expressway Authority Concept, Feasibility & Mobility Study Map for Poinciana Parkway Extension/Interstate-4 Expressway

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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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