May 12, 2015: Preferred Build Alternatives Chosen
On May 12, 2015, the OCX Board adopted Alternative W-4A (for the western segment) and Alternative C-1 (for the central segment) to be the Preferred Build Alternatives. All other alternatives previously presented for the western and central segments are removed from further consideration. The decision to build or not to build will be made in mid-2016.
April 28, 2015: Community Meeting
The Osceola County Expressway Authority held a Community Meeting to present the western and central segments of this project and receive public input, on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at the Osceola County Administrative Building, Commission Chambers (4th Floor), 1 Courthouse Square, Kissimmee, Florida 34741. Download a copy of the meeting materials or visit the Project Library.
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.