Poinciana Parkway Project - Facts
Published on: Mar 14, 2016
What is Poinciana Parkway?
Poinciana Parkway consists of a new limited access toll road and arterial improvements that will serve the Poinciana community and other urban growth areas in Osceola County. Poinciana Parkway will improve access to and from the Poinciana community, and alleviate congestion on existing corridors. As many as 6,500 vehicles a day are expected to use the new two-lane facility in its first year. That traffic volume is slated to increase to as many as 10,700 vehicles a day by 2020.
Poinciana Parkway will feature all electronic tolling for the greatest customer convenience and traffic flow efficiency. Motorists will pay their tolls with an E-PASS or via the Pay by Plate program for those without a transponder. There will be no cash options.
The project has been designed and constructed in accordance with the Osceola County Expressway Authority’s mission to “provide a safe, cost-effective transportation system serving the public in a manner that protects the natural environment and quality of life of Osceola County.”
Where is Poinciana Parkway?
Poinciana Parkway will extend from the intersection of US 17-92 and Kinny Harmon Road to Cypress Parkway, a distance of 9.7 miles. The project will include: rebuilding Kinny Harmon Road as a two-lane arterial, building a new two-lane bridge over the Reedy Creek Mitigation Bank (RCMB), and constructing a two-lane, limited access roadway from the RCMB bridge to Cypress Parkway. Interchanges will be located at Marigold Avenue, KOA Street, and Cypress Parkway.
When will Poinciana Parkway open?
Poinciana Parkway will open from US 17-92 to Marigold Avenue on April 30, 2016. Tolls will not be collected the first month; toll collection will begin on June 1, 2016.
Poinciana Parkway from Marigold Avenue to Cypress Parkway is expected to open in the fall of 2016.
For more information and answers to FAQs, please visit www.osceolaxway.com.