The Florida Turnpike is conducting a public meeting on February 22 regarding the proposed connection of 429 to the Poinciana Parkway Extension. The meeting will be held in-person, online, and via phone. The in-person meeting will be conducted on Thursday, February 24 at the Advent Health Nicholson Center in Celebration. The meeting will be conducted in an open house format, allowing attendees to view project exhibits and ask questions directly to members of the Study team.
The Poinciana Parkway Extension, which is managed by the Central Florida Expressway Authority, is an approved project to help alleviate severe traffic congestion in Osceola County. Poinciana Parkway will extend from the current Poinciana Parkway to the Osceola/Polk county lines, with an intersection at 17-92 and CR 535. Poinciana Parkway Extension has entered the design phase, which is expected to be completed by Summer 22.
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With the Poinciana Parkway Extension already underway, Florida Turnpike is studying the options available to extend 429 to Poinciana Parkway and an improved interchange at I-4. The project is the the second phase of development; Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study. According to the Florida Turnpike:
Each PD&E study requires the combined efforts of professional engineers, planners, and scientists, who collect and analyze project-related information to determine social, economic, physical and environmental impacts. Afterward, they develop the best solution for a community’s transportation needs. Future project phases (Final Design, Right-of-Way Acquisition, and Construction) are not currently funded in the Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise 5-Year Work Program.
Noise studies will also be completed in Summer 2022 to evaluate the impact of noise. The study team evaluates all options and variables to determine the best approach, while also considering a “No-Build” alternative against the proposed build.
Information on the upcoming meeting is available in the Alternatives Public Information Meeting Announcement.
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