"The intent, when the project started, was to insure we could connect to S.R. 417 so we could plug into the regional system," OCX Executive Director Jeff Jones told GrowthSpotter. "The second reason was to provide a way to the get to the airport using the parkway. It became clear that to do both and have direct access via OPE was an expensive proposition, and there wasn't at that time much support for it. Over time, that has changed."