Wellington Seeks Input On Aero Club Drive Improvements

Wellington is seeking resident input about their priorities for roadway improvements along Aero Club Drive. Proposed modifications include drainage improvements, adding bicycle lanes, irrigation and landscaping.

The proposed bicycle lanes are part of priorities set in the Bicycle & Pedestrian Circulation Plan approved in 2016.

Once completed, the plan will enhance the village’s connectivity through a series of bicycle and pedestrian pathways.

Funding for the project comes from a Transportation Planning Agency grant, funded by the Florida Department of Transportation. The funding will be available in 2020 and will cover the construction of bicycle lanes on both sides of Aero Club Drive from Binks Forest Drive to Greenbriar Blvd.

As part of the overall design of the project, various aspects affecting Aero Club Drive were also examined, including drainage, irrigation and landscaping improvements that would correspond with FPL’s “Right Tree, Right Place” program. Roadway improvements made with FDOT grant money must meet clear zone requirements established by the state agency.

Wellington staff has attended homeowners’ association meetings of four out of the five neighborhoods surrounding Aero Club Drive, with the fifth HOA meeting scheduled for Feb. 18. At each meeting, three options were presented, showing varying degrees of improvements, both with and without curbing and the appropriate clear zone requirements.

Village residents are encouraged to view these options and take part in the survey by visiting www.wellingtonfl.gov/aeroclubsurvey.