Traffic in Davenport, Florida.
Traffic in Davenport is traditionally minimal, but due to the city’s explosive growth in the recent decade, traffic now a constant consideration to Davenport residents and commuters. Many of Davenport’s residents travel to Orlando and Tampa for work, facing the menace of traffic on I-4. Most of Davenport’s traffic comes from a mix of commuters and travelers around the intersection of US 27 and Interstate 4. Millions of tourists pass through this developed area a little north of downtown Davenport for food, gas, and shopping (the location of Posner Park) when traveling to the Orlando area attractions.
There are three main roadways used in the Davenport area, Interstate 4, US 27, and US 17/92. Interstate 4, an east-west freeway that connects Tampa and Orlando, runs through the most populated and developed area of Davenport. Interstate 4 is used by residents and travelers alike, providing access to Disney World and other Orlando attractions. US 27 provides access to Interstate 4 and the Florida Turnpike system when going north. If traveling south on US 27, travelers can reach the neighboring city of Haines City and Lake Wales. Many of Davenport’s shopping areas, restaurants, and ever-growing distribution centers are located on US 27, resulting in congested traffic at peak times. US 17/92 is a north-south route used by many Davenport residents to reach Downtown Davenport. Motorists travelling northward on US 17/92 can reach Kissimmee and those traveling south can reach Haines City. Due to the continuing growth along the US 27 corridor, many residents use US 17/92 or the Polk Parkway to travel around Davenport to avoid high amounts of traffic.
As the industry grows and Davenport begins to develop more residential communities, morning and afternoon rush hour traffic becomes more and more relevant for the drivers of the city. The average commute for a Davenport resident is 26.4 minutes.