Released By Osceola County Community Outreach/Public Information Office
Osceola County has scheduled a public meeting regarding the proposed improvements to Simpson Road from U.S. Highway 192 to 560 feet south of Myers Road in Osceola County.
The meeting will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the Osceola County Administrative Building, Commission Chambers (4th Floor), 1 Courthouse Square, Kissimmee, FL 34741. The meeting will have an open house format from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and community members may come at any point during the meeting time to view the exhibits, ask questions, and provide comments. A looping audiovisual presentation providing an overview of the study will be available for viewing throughout the meeting.
This meeting is being held to allow interested persons an opportunity to express their views concerning the location; conceptual design; and social, economic, and environmental effects of the proposed improvements to Simpson Road. The proposed improvements consist of improving the roadway capacity to meet future travel demand while also implementing improvements for bicyclist and pedestrians.
Anyone needing project or meeting information can visit the project website at www.ImproveSimpsonRoad.com or contact Mr. Joshua DeVries, AICP, Director of Planning/Senior Planner, (407) 742-7813, Osceola County Department of Transportation and Transit, or Mr. Howard Newman, P.E., Consultant Project Manager, (407) 420-4167, HDR, Inc.
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) should contact Mr. Joshua DeVries, Director of Planning/Senior Planner, at least seven (7) days prior to the Public Information Meeting.
Osceola County encourages the public to attend and values all input, comments, and suggestions regarding the project.
Osceola County voters will go to the polls for a special election on a 1-cent transportation surtax on May 21. A list of eligible road projects, including Neptune, Simpson and Boggy Creek roads, is available at www.osceola.org. Information will also be available during the Thursday evening meeting on May 16 regarding Simpson Road.