The newest stretch of Hoagland Boulevard – more than 3 miles long — officially opened Tuesday on budget and a year ahead of schedule, fueled by Osceola County’s partnerships with MetroPlan Orlando and the Florida Department of Transportation amid the need to rapidly improve the area’s transportation infrastructure.

Costing $38.2 million, Hoagland phases 2 & 3 includes a new four-lane divided roadway, with bike lanes and sidewalks on each side of the road, and a completely realigned roadway from John Young Parkway to the existing four-lane section at 5th Street. This includes a new bridge structure spanning the SunRail railroad tracks and Old Tampa Highway.

Viviana Janer
Osceola County Hougland
Brandon Arrington

I want to extend my sincerest thanks to the Florida Department of Transportation and Metroplan Orlando for providing over $19 million in financial support to get this project from concept to construction. Osceola County is on the move and completion of this project marks the beginning of a new era in transportation improvements that will have an immediate and positive impact on the lives of our residents.

Viviana Janer

Chairwoman, Osceola County Commission

Completed in two years, this new north-south arterial will provide motorists with a much more efficient travel option between John Young Parkway and U.S. Highway 192, and should relieve chronic traffic congestion at the intersection of Clay Street, Old Tampa Highway, Jack Calhoun Drive and Hoagland Boulevard, transportation officials said.

“Hoagland Boulevard is a great example of a true partnership, but it is only the beginning as we advance on the most ambitious cycle of road construction ever conceived in the County’s history,” said County Commissioner Brandon Arrington. “We have a great team in place, and they will execute the Commission’s vision to improve roads so that our unlimited potential for economic prosperity isn’t held back by inadequate infrastructure. At the end of the day, this road and the others on our list will create opportunities for our economy and our people.”

Osceola County is gearing up to use more than $200 million for road improvement construction within the next couple of years – on Neptune Road, Simpson Road, Poinciana Boulevard, Partin Settlement Road, Boggy Creek Road, and Bill Beck Boulevard.