Work is underway on the construction of an approximately 3.2-mile multi-use pathway along Flying Cow Road in Wellington.
Crews are currently working on removing trees and shrubs that are in the pathway area. Sabal palms and red cedars are being removed and taken to Wellington’s tree nursery for later use.
After the pathway has been completed, crews will install new trees in the landscaped areas. Wellington staff is keeping an inventory of what is being removed to insure reinstallation of a comparable number of trees and plants. The village expects that the project will result in a net increase of vegetation along the roadway.
When completed, the project will provide a new paved multi-use path along Flying Cow Road from the Wellington Environmental Preserve at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Everglades Habitat to approximately 900 feet south of Southern Blvd. The path will connect to the new C-23 multi-use path just north of the Wellington Environmental Preserve at its south end, and a new Binks Forest multi-use path near its north end, creating connectivity to Wellington’s existing pathway system.
Shade structures and landscaping will be installed along the path to provide refuge along the pathway in the event of inclement weather. Improved landscaping, grading, drainage and traffic control devices will also be added.