Traffic management is one of the most difficult tasks facing Whitpain. When a Township-wide Traffic Study was commissioned, goals were established to evaluate potential improvements that would reduce congestion and improve efficiency while maintaining the character of the Township and minimizing impacts on adjacent properties.
Another goal of the study was to evaluate potential funding mechanisms for the necessary improvements. The Township has enacted an ordinance levying impact fees on new developments. A one-time fee of $1,860 for each new peak hour trip generated by a new development or building is currently assessed.
Many short-term and safety improvements have commenced as well. Recent improvements include the realignment to the entrance of Prophecy Creek Park along with the installation of a traffic signal and turning lanes at the intersection of Skippack Pike and Narcissa Road, the re-timing of traffic signals at various locations to improve traffic flow, and installation of new signals at Skippack Pike and Cathcart Road, Jolly and Wentz Roads, Arch Street and Jolly Road, and at Union Meeting Road and Harvest Drive.
Significant ongoing projects in the Township include:
Visit the Route 202 project website for the latest information.
The Township works closely with GVF Transportation on items such as the expansion of bus service to the office park areas, ride sharing programs, establishing flexible works hours, and assisting the Township and the business community in pursuing funding for roadway improvements.