Simpson Road is an important connection for the growing communities of Kissimmee, Buenaventura Lakes, and the emerging community south of the Orlando International Airport. To support mobility improvements along this corridor, a Project Development & Environment (PD&E) Study is underway for the 4.3 miles between US Highway 192 to 560’ south of Myers Road.
Simpson Road Study Location Map
The alternatives for the Simpson Road improvements were presented at the Alternatives Public Information Meeting on May 16, 2019. Also presented were the intersection options at Fortune Road and Buenaventura Boulevard.
Following the Alternatives Public Information Meeting, the recommended preferred alternative was identified as Alternative B for the corridor roadway improvements with the supporting reasons:
- Supports broader non-vehicular use
- Public comment consensus
- More predictable turn lane accommodation
- Consistent with Trail Plan and existing accommodation in neighboring area of Buenaventura Lakes and Lakeside Drive Communities
The recommended preferred alternative for both the Fortune Road and Buenaventura Boulevard intersections was Option 2, the Quad Road concepts with the following supporting reasons:
- Minimize impacts to commercial parcels
- Safer Access Management
- Improved Period of Operations
- Better Business Accessibility
The results of the Alternatives Public Information Meeting and the recommended preferred alternative were presented to the Osceola County Board of County Commissioners on June 3, 2019. (click here for presentation)
The study team is currently refining the preferred alternative and completing project documentation. The preferred alternative will be presented during a Public Hearing in early 2020.