June 14, 2016: Osceola County Expressway Authority Board Meeting
The Osceola County Expressway Authority held their monthly board meeting on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at the Osceola County Commission Chambers (4th Floor), 1 Courthouse Square, Kissimmee, FL 34741. At this meeting, a presentation was made regarding the western and eastern alternatives. A copy of the presentation can be found here. The Authority passed a resolution adopting W-4A2 as the preferred build alternative for the Western Segment. The Authority also passed a resolution adopting E-5A2B as the preferred build alternative for the Eastern Segment and dropping all other eastern build alternatives from further consideration.
The Osceola County Expressway Authority (OCX) is conducting a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study that is evaluating corridors for the extension of the Osceola Parkway from west of Boggy Creek Road to the proposed Northeast Connector Expressway. The study also includes the Boggy Creek Road/SR 417 Access Road. The purpose of this PD&E Study is to respond to future travel demand, promote system linkage/network connectivity, and enhance overall traffic operations within the study area.
In anticipation of the county’s population growth, community leaders developed a plan for a beltway system of new roadways (see Osceola County Beltway System map) to meet the area’s transportation needs and facilitate traffic flow for residents, visitors, and truckers delivering goods in and around the area. The Osceola Parkway Extension (shown on the County Beltway map in burgundy, and labeled with ) is part of this beltway system.