What are the study limits?
The study evaluated several corridor alternatives including a connection from Interstate 4 to the northern terminus of the Poinciana Parkway, from the planned Central Polk Parkway to the northern terminus of the Poinciana Parkway, and from the planned Central Polk Parkway to Cypress Parkway (CR 580). These options are depicted on the study area map which is available by clicking here. The study area for corridor alternatives was generally bounded by I-4 on the west, US 192 on the north, Poinciana Blvd on the east, and Cypress Parkway on the south.
What is a PD&E Study?
The PD&E process was developed by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), in response to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, to ensure that transportation projects are developed with consideration of current engineering standards, project costs and minimization of social and environmental impacts, while involving the public throughout the entire study process.
What is the objective of the study?
The overall goal of this study is to develop a viable roadway concept that satisfies the project purpose and need and minimizes social, economic and environmental impacts, incorporates community input and receives approval from FHWA, FDOT and agency partners. The results of the study will determine the type, location and design configuration.
How can I get involved?
Check the website regularly for meeting times and dates. For questions or comments please contact the study project manager, Amy Sirmans. Click here to be added to the mailing list.
How can I obtain the latest study materials?
The latest materials of the I-4 Poinciana Parkway Connector PD&E Study will be available on the Documents and Publications page of the website. Please check back regularly for updates as the study is constantly evolving.
When will the project be built?
Future phases of the project (design, right of way (ROW) and construction) are not currently funded; however, it is typical that projects such as this take between 10-12 years to build from the time the PD&E Study is complete.
When is the next public meeting?
The Corridor Public Meeting was held on June 2nd, 2015. We anticipate the next meeting will be held in 2017. Please see the Study Schedule for more information.