VHB is leading an environmentally sensitive PD&E study to widen an existing two-lane roadway and improve capacity, regional connectivity, and safety along a busy corridor in Osceola County, Florida. The study extends 3.8 miles from Ivy Mist Lane, just east of the proposed Poinciana Parkway Extension (PPE) interchange with US 17-92, to Avenue A.
The project includes extensive stakeholder engagement and context-sensitive design to address reduction of congestion, speed management strategies in the small rural community of Intercession City, bicycle and pedestrian accommodations, and an access management plan. VHB is minimizing impacts along the corridor while protecting historical and cultural resources, including an historic bridge across Reedy Creek Swamp, a Native American burial mound, and public lands with wetlands and floodplains.
VHB is collaborating with multiple public agencies including FDOT District 1, FDOT District 5, Central Florida Expressway (CFX), Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (FTE), Osceola County, Polk County, Metroplan Orlando Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), and other agency partners.