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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
Phone: 407-742-8888
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.

Link to Library Website for Location Map

Osceola County Administration Building

1 Courthouse Square
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: 407-742-0552
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday - Sunday Closed

Link to Administration Building Location map

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

Project Location Map

Preferred Alternative

The illustrations below include the recommended intersection improvements at Fortune Road and Buenaventura Boulevard.

Preferred Option - Simpson Road and Fortune Road
Simpson Road and Fortune Road. Click on the image to view a larger image.
Preferred Option - Simpson Road and Buenaventura Boulevard
Simpson Road and Buenaventura Boulevard. Click on the image to view a larger image.

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 2 and 3 Typical Section
Phase 2 & 3. Click on image for larger image.

Phase 4: 125 feet of Right-of-Way with 4 Traffic Lanes and 2 Auxiliary Lanes.

Phase 4 Typical Section
Phase 4. Click on the image to view a larger image.

This option provides traffic lanes in each direction with a shared-use path available for bicyclists and pedestrians.

Simpson Road Study Benefits - Pedestrian Comfort, Bicycle Connections, Driving Ease, and Transit Access