Poinciana Parkway Traffic Exceeds Projections as Second Segment Opens

The Ledger (Lakeland, FL) reports, “Traffic counts for the first five months of a new toll road in Poinciana have far exceeded expectations. Expect even more cars today [November 17] when the second phase of the Poinciana Parkway [link added] opens at 2 p.m. at the Marigold Overpass. ‘The need was desperate,’ said Atlee Mercer, chairman of the Osceola County Expressway Authority.” The report adds, “The $135 million road was completed in a partnership involving Polk County; Osceola County; the Osceola County Expressway Authority; Avatar, the developer of Poinciana; and the Florida Department of Transportation.”