PRFSC Making Poinciana A Better Place to Live
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The Central Florida Expressway Authority has scheduled a public comment information meeting to be held Tuesday October 19,2021 between 5L30 PM and 7:30 PM.
The meeting will be held In-person at Liberty High School Gymnasium located at 4250 Pleasant Hill Rd, Poinciana Fl 34746. There will be a simultaneous On-Line Meeting . You may pre-register for the online meeting by clicking below.
Metroplan Orlando is the agency responsible for the long term transportation planning to meet the needs of Poinciana and the Central Florida area.
In 2021 they conducted a survey to learn more about what the public thinks about the future transportation needs of the area. You may view that survey by clicking on the link below
Poinciana is featured on Orlando TV local news featuring some of the worst traffic problems in the area and what is being done about it
Beginning as soon as February 2021 the Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) will be widening SR 538/Poinciana Parkway from Ronald Reagan Parkway to County Road 580/Cypress Parkway.
Poinciana Toll Road Projects Continue in spite of the COVID-19 virus
Between the Central Florida Expressway Authority and two counties in spite of the Pandemic road projects to help the Poinciana traffic situation continue to make progress. These include the following projects:
Poinciana Parkway Expansion
Poinciana Parkway Extension
CR 532 and I4 Intersection improvements
Based on the information provided by CFX at their recent meetings described below Keith Laytham has put together a draft recommendation for the location of on/off slip ramps for Poinciana local traffic to gain access the the toll express lanes on the Cypress Parkway portion of the project.
The recommendation shows the potential for a significant improvement for the Poinciana local traffic situation if this project is approved to move forward. The draft recommendation may be viewed by clicking below.
The Florida Department of Transportation provides a website that shows the capacity limitations for Florida roads and highways. Based on the information provided on their website Poinciana has some decisions that need to be made about what to do with Cypress Parkway. Something needs to be done. It needs to be done right. And it needs to be done soon.
Poinciana Roads Meeting Presented by CFX was held June 16, 2021
On the evening of June 16,2021 representatives of the Central Florida Expressway Authority were the guests of PRFSC to present the status of CFX toll road projects to the community. The session was hosted on Zoom and the public was invited to attend. There was plenty of room within the Zoom license restriction to accommodate everyone from the public who wished to attend.
The two hour session was presented in two parts. The first portion lasting about 40 minutes presented the status of the Southport Connector, Poinciana Parkway Widening, Poinciana Parkway Extension and Osceola CR 532 expansion projects. The YouTube video of the presentations may be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gziveLJYRqU
The second part of the presentation lasting about an hour and 20 minutes consisted of the CFX team answering the questions. The first set of questions was those submitted before the meeting. The second set of questions was those asked by the audience attending the meeting. All the questions that were asked were answered by CFX the best that they could at this stage of the project. The YouTube Video of the question and answer session may be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yKhdwkW5z0
Website Last Updated Aug 31, 2021
People ask why the Southport Connector cannot build a bridge across Reedy Creek at another location other than Cypress Parkway to support this project? The picture below and the website link to the South Florida Management District Web site describe how Poinciana is surrounded by protected wetlands that will not allow permits for additional bridges across protected wetlands.
Polk's Citrus Connection public transit announces its largest expansion in nearly 20 years including link to Poinciana SunRail Station
Polk County Citrus Connection takes of Polk Poinciana Bus routes operations
Polk County Citrus Connection (http://ridecitrus.com/ ) takes over Polk Poinciana Bus Routes. The neighborhood 603 pick-up buses that used to be run by Lynx now provide the same service using the smaller Citrus Connection 603 buses.
The Haines City Bus route is now called 16X.
More can be learned by checking their web site or by contacting them at 855-765-5287 to check schedules or schedule a bus pickup.
PRFSC wants to thank all the kids and volunteers who gave up their Saturday morning March 6,2021 to serve the Poinciana Community