Poinciana Local Road Projects

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2023

Starting in 2020 and in some cases before the governments supporting Poinciana had started a number of local road projects that will hep the Poinciana traffic situation. These projects are described below

Osceola County has a number of local road projects underway that will improve traffic congestion in the county.

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A recent TV article desrcibes many of these projects.

This article may be viewed at https://www.wesh.com/article/osceola-road-construction/40776446 .

An unusually high number of road projects are underway in Osceola County, and it's all part of an effort to keep up with the population growth.

WESH 2 told you in July about all the new developments popping up in Osceola County.

Now we have details on the roadways being built to access those properties. And the ones being reconstructed to ease congestion.

In total, more than 21 projects are underway.

"We have a lot of roads getting ready to go under construction,” Tawny Olore, assistant county manager with Osceola County.

Olore says Osceola County has been named one of the fastest growing counties in the nation.

With that, she says, comes the need for new and improved roads.

The nearly two dozen projects being worked on now are at different stages.

"We have streamlined our processes, and we've got a lot of roads going under construction so about five will be advertised in the first quarter of next year,” Olore said. “We've got three more being advertised for consultants in the next month and then we've got two or three more being advertised for design in the next two or three months"

She says typically, it's a seven-year process from planning and design to construction.

  • Upgrades to Westside Boulevard, Sinclair Boulevard, 532 and South Poinciana are on the list
  • Along with the widening of Simpson Road, Boggy Creek Road, Partin Settlement Road and Neptune
  • Others, like Sunbridge Parkway, will be completely new.

Olore says the Florida Turnpike, the Central Florida Expressway Authority and the Florida Department of Transportation also have projects in the works, including a new beltway around the county and a new interchange at the Kissimmee Park Road exit which is where many of the new developments will soon be built.

"It's going to be hard for a little while. But we're working to help the situation,” Olore said.

Olore says funding for the projects is coming from a variety of sources including federal grants, taxes and mobility fees paid by developers.

She says over the next five years, more than $2.5 billion will be going toward transportation improvements.

 

Osceola Road expansions

One of the most sought after new road projects is the expansion of Poinciana Blvd to 4 lanes from south of Crescent Lakes to Pleasant Hill Rd. The project is described below

Poinciana Blvd

The Hoagland Blvd project was financed and started last year prior to the availability of the bond money from the expressway refinancing.  That project will provided a much needed overpass over the SunRail tracks and a much straighter shot connecting the north end of Pleasant Hill to 192 over a 4 lane highway

Hoagland Blvd

The new bypass for the Pleasant Hill/ 17-92 Intersection will provide a much needed relief for traffic going to and from Pleasant Hill to Kissimmee

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Osceola County and FDOT are conducting a study to look at traffic flow improvements to Marigold Ave on the Osceola side. This study is looking at the addition of more red lights or roundabouts

Marigold Ave Improvements

Polk County has approved construction projects to expand both Cypress Parkway and Marigold Avenue to 4 lanes on the Polk side of Poinciana

Marigold Cypress Parkway Improvements

Polk county says that design work will begin soon. Construction is estimated to begin in 2024 and to end in late 2025 or 2026

CR532 will be expanded to 4 lanes. The CR532 intersection with I4 at Champions Gate will be expanded to become a Diamond Interchange. I4 Will have addition lanes added between Champions Gate Interchange and 529 Interchange.

CFX has a study underway to connect the Poinciana Parkway at CR532 to I4 at 429 Intersection