Public Hearing Notice
On Thursday, February 27, 2020, at 6 p.m., the Osceola County Department of Transportation and Transit will hold a public hearing for a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study of Simpson Road from US 192 to 560’ south of Myers Road. A formal presentation will begin at 6:45 p.m. This study is evaluating a variety of improvements including additional corridor capacity such as roadway widening, bicycle lanes or shared-use paths, and completed sidewalk networks. This hearing allows those interested the opportunity to provide comments and express views concerning the location, conceptual design, and social, economic, cultural and environmental effects of the proposed project.
Draft study documents and other project-related information will be available on the project website for review and at the following locations from Thursday, February 6, 2020 to Monday, March 9, 2020:
Buenaventura Lakes Branch Library
405 Buenaventura Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL 34743
Hours: Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday - Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 12 to 6 p.m.
Osceola County Administration Building
1 Courthouse Square
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday - Sunday Closed
This public hearing allows community members to come during the meeting time to view the exhibits, ask questions and provide comments.Members of the public may submit written or verbal comments at the hearing or by contacting Mr. Joshua DeVries. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or persons who require translation services (free of charge) can contact Mr. DeVries at least seven (7) days prior to the public hearing.
Simpson Road Study Location Map
The illustrations below include the recommended intersection improvements at Fortune Road and Buenaventura Boulevard.
The below Typical Sections identify the recommended improvements of Phases 2, 3, and 4.
Phase 2 & 3: 115 feet of Right-of-Way with 4 Traffic Lanes.
Phase 4: 125 feet of Right-of-Way with 4 Traffic Lanes and 2 Auxiliary Lanes.
This option provides traffic lanes in each direction with a shared-use path available for bicyclists and pedestrians.