In April of 1971 Florida created Town of Poinciana by providing legal rights to a private developer. In October of that year the Walt Disney Company opened Walt Disney World in Orlando which was the beginning of economic growth in the Orlando Area that has led our region to become the number 1 hospitality industry based economy in the world. Poinciana and these two events are inseparable.
Poinciana developed as a 'bedroom' community to serve the business needs of the Orlando economic boom. Transportation is the lifeblood for the future of Poinciana.
The above map shows the Central Florida Expressway Authority master plan for Poinciana.
On May 9,2023 Osceola County held a Transportation Summit where representitives from Orlando Metroplan, Florida FDOT, Florida Turnpike, Central Florida Expressway Authority and Osceola Counmty presented their 5 year plan with cost of more than $5 Billion that will address the traffic needs of Osecola County and Poinciana. These projects are identified and discussed below.