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The Osceola Board of County Commissioners is committed to improving transportation options for all Osceola County residents. In late 2019, Commissioners enacted one of the largest investments for road improvements in County history by refinancing bonds originally used to build Osceola Parkway. That money, approximately $200 million, will be used to advance design and construction of five key roadways. The County also aggressively leverages resources available from local, state and federal transportation partners, including the Central Florida Expressway Authority, the Florida Turnpike Enterprise, the Florida Department of Transportation, and the Federal Highway Administration. State and federal grants alone currently account for nearly $67 million in planned transportation improvements throughout the County. In 2019, the County also collected about $35.6 million in “mobility fees” from new development that is used exclusively for transportation projects. These resources collectively form Osceola County’s road improvement initiative and include the projects detailed below. All projects are expected to be complete by 2025.

Roads

Simpson Road

  • Roadway widening and intersection upgrades with sidewalks, bicycle accommodations, curb and gutter and drainage improvements.
  • Phase 1 –Myers Road to Boggy Creek Road
    • Construction FDOT FY 2022
  • Phases 2, 3, and 4 – Osceola Parkway to US 192
    • Finalizing PD&E
    • Design advertised in November 2019
    • Right of way acquisition in early 2020
    • Construction anticipated in FY 2023
  • Website: www.improvesimpsonroad.com

Boggy Creek Road

  • Widening Boggy Creek Road 2 to 4 lanes, approximately 5.9 miles, from Simpson Road to Narcoossee Road
  • Improvements include sidewalks, bicycle accommodations, curb and gutter and drainage enhancements
  • Technical analysis/design advertisemenet scheduled for January 2020
  • Right-of-way acquisition anticipated in FY 2021
  • Construction anticipated in FY 2024

Bill Beck Boulevard

  • New 2-lane roadway, approximately 0.7 miles, from Osceola Parkway to Woodcrest Boulevard
  • Roadway required as part of agreement with city of Kissimmee
  • Sidewalks, bicycle accommodations, curb and gutter, and drainage improvements
  • Design update complete in FY 2020
  • Construction anticipated in FY 2021

Poinciana Boulevard

  • Widening from 2 to 4 lanes, approximately 5.8 miles, from Pleasant Hill Road to Crescent Lakes Way
  • Sidewalks, bicycle accommodations, curb and gutter, and drainage improvements
  • Technical analysis/design advertisement in January 2020
  • ROW acquisition anticipated in FY 2021
  • Construction anticipated in FY 2024

Partin Settlement Road

  • Widening from 2 to 4 lanes, approximately 2.7 miles, from Neptune Road to E. Lakeshore Boulevard
  • Sidewalks, bicycle accommodations, curb and gutter, and drainage improvements
  • Technical analysis/design advertisement in January 2020
  • ROW Acquisition anticipated in FY 2021
  • Construction anticipated in FY 2024

Neptune Road

  • Widening from 2 to 4 lanes, for approximately 3.5 miles, from Partin Settlement Road to US 192
  • Finalizing PD&E study for the widening, rehabilitation and reconstruction of Neptune Road including sidewalks, bicycle accommodations, curb and gutter, and drainage improvements
  • Design advertised in November 2019
  • ROW acquisition begins early 2020
  • Construction anticipated FY 2022
  • Website: www.improveneptuneroad.com

CR 532 (Osceola Polk Line Rd)

  • Widening from 2 to 4 lanes, approximately 2.9 miles, from Old Lake Wilson Road to US 17/92
  • Sidewalks, bicycle accommodations, curb and gutter, and drainage improvements
  • Part of Poinciana Parkway Extension Project – Partnership with CFX
  • Technical Analysis/Design advertisement January 2020
  • Construction FY 2023 – FY 2024

I-4/CR 532 Interchange

  • Design of modified interchange as a diverging diamond configuration
  • Partnership with FDOT
  • Design complete in FY 2020
  • Construction in FY 2021
  • State funded

Hoagland Boulevard

  • From John Young Parkway to 5th Street
    • 3.15 miles
    • Approximately $39 million
    • New 2.15 mile four-lane divided roadway
    • Widening from 2 to 4 lanes about 0.91 miles of divided roadway
    • 6’ bike lanes
    • 6’-8’ sidewalks on both sides of road
    • Curb and gutter
    • Bridge over SunRail tracks and reconstruction of Shingle Creek Bridge
    • Completion anticipated 2021
    • More information

Contact

Topic Contact
Osceola County road-building projects Marianne Arneberg at Marianne.Arneberg@osceola.org or 407-742-0554.
State road improvements, including improvements to US 192 Florida Department of Transportation
Planned improvements to toll roads in and around Osceola County Central Florida Expressway Authority
Planned expansions of the Florida Turnpike Florida Turnpike Enterprise
SunRail Commuter Rail service in Osceola County www.SunRail.com
Bus service in Osceola County and transit services for the disabled www.golynx.com

Frequently Asked Questions

These roads were prioritized based on a number of factors, including traffic congestion, the number of accidents and other factors designed to improve the flow of traffic.

Osceola County currently faces over a $1.1 billion backlog of needed transportation improvements. Addressing traffic congestion in one of the fastest growing counties in the state is of critical importance – despite a deficit of traditional funding to fix the problem.

The County sold approximately $309 million in bonds in January 2020 to leverage an existing asset -- Osceola Parkway. The sold bonds along with premium* earned and existing reserve accounts totaled approximately $349.4 million. This financed existing debt ($111.7 million) that needed to be refunded (County: $44.4 million) and satisfied (Reedy Creek Improvement District: $67.3 million) and the costs related to the sale including the establishment of reserve accounts required by the Bond Covenants. The remaining majority (60%) of the proceeds is funding construction improvements to five priority roads ($210.4M).

*Premium means the Bonds are sold at a higher rate/value.

  • PD& E: A Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study is an environmental and engineering process developed by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to determine social, economic, natural and physical environmental impacts associated with a proposed transportation improvement project. This can take up to two years, and is nearly complete for Simpson Road and Neptune Road. The County is expediting this process for other roads in the new roads initiative.
  • Right-Of-Way (ROW) Acquisition: Expanding roadways requires a legal process to acquire property along the roadway needed for the roads, sidewalks, signals, drainage and other necessities. This is expected to take up to two years, depending upon how much land is required to build the road.
  • Design: Engineering firms selected through a competitive procurement process complete technical drawings used by a construction company to build the road. This is expected to take up to two years depending on the complexity of the project.
  • Construction: The County selects a construction company through a competitive procurement process to build the designed road improvements. County project managers are assigned to monitor project progress and to make sure the terms of all construction agreements are met and that the road is built as designed. This is expected to take up to three years, depending upon the complexity of the project.
  • In early 2019, voters rejected a 30-year plan to generate $2 billion for Osceola County’s transportation needs.
  • The transportation surtax funds would have been spent on expanding additional roads, bridging sidewalk gaps, building more bicycle and pedestrian trails, improving intersections and enhancing mass transit services.
  • While a meaningful start, the new roads initiative will address only a fraction of what would have been available if voters had approved the April 2019 transportation surtax proposal.

News

Presentations

Tuesday January 14, 2020

Osceola County Presents Road Improvement Plan

Transportation and Transit director Tawny Olore presented an overview of planned road improvement projects during the Monday, Jan 13 BCC Meeting. Watch the recorded presentation here (Starts at 4 minutes)

December 16, 2019

FDOT Presents Improvement Study for John Young Parkway & Pleasant Hill Road

The Florida Department of Transportation presented an interim improvement study on the John Young Parkway and Pleasant Hill Road intersection. Watch the recorded presentation here (Starts at 8 minutes)

December 16, 2019

CFXWay Presents on Osceola Parkway Extension

The Central Florida Expressway Authority presented an overview of the proposed Osceola Parkway Extension project. Watch the recorded presentation here (Starts at 23 minutes)

Information

Transportation and Transit Department

The Transportation and Transit Department serves as a liaison between Osceola County and our regional transportation partners. By joining forces under one authority it allows the County to place focus on our most urgent priority: fixing traffic congestion

Traffic Counts Map

Osceola County Transportation and Transit currently tracks and collects traffic count data from various locations across the County. This data is collected on an annual based on a typical weekday (Tuesday to Thursday) for a 24-hour period.

Traffic Reports

Read and download Roadway Network Capacity Reports.

Our Partners

Central Florida Expressway Authority Go Lynx SunrailFlorida Department of Transportation FDOTFlorida Turnpike Enterprise