Roads

The Public Works Department maintains 67 miles of Township roads and related infrastructure, which includes cleaning storm sewers, paving and sweeping streets, removing fallen trees and limbs from roads, clearing rights-of-way, repairing potholes and curbs, clearing snow and ice, traffic signal maintenance and sign maintenance/replacement. The department is also responsible for maintaining the Township vehicles and equipment.

State Road or Township Road? 

There are approximately forty miles of state-owned roads in West Whiteland Township that are maintained and plowed by PennDOT’s Chester County Maintenance Office. Residents may call PennDOT at 484-340-3201 regarding problems on the state-owned roads (PDF).
 
There are a number of private roads throughout the Township, including various courts and terraces in many townhouse developments. West Whiteland Township does not maintain or plow privately-owned roads. Here is a list of private roads (PDF) and Township roads (PDF).

State Road call PennDOT FB

Potholes

Need to report a pothole? If you encounter a pothole on a Township road (PDF), please call 484-875-6020 or email. Or report a pothole online.
 
If you need to report a pothole on a state-owned road (PDF), please call the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) at 484-340-3201 or visit their website and select “Submit Roadway Feedback.” Once notified, PennDOT will work expeditiously to address roadway concerns as weather permits.

 

General Information


LED Traffic Signal Heads Question


The Township has replaced incandescent traffic signal heads with LED signal heads to reduce the cost of electricity and enhance visibility for motorists. The replacement of these bulbs also allows the Township to equip many of our intersections with battery back-up systems and emergency generators. These measures will help keep most of the traffic signals on the main road corridors of West Whiteland Township in operation during lengthy power outages.

Sidewalks


For those of you who have sidewalks around your property, please remember to keep them in good repair. After a winter storm event they should be properly cleaned and passable within 24 hours after the snow event ends. This is mandated by West Whiteland Township Ordinance.

Signage


If you observe any sign that is damaged, leaning or missing please report it to the Department of Public Works.

For new roadway signs, an Engineering and Traffic Study must be performed before any sign can be placed. Please contact the Township for further information.

Private and temporary signs may require permits from the Township Codes (Permits) Department. The Township will remove any unauthorized signs.

Traffic Signals


If a traffic signal is non-operational, call 911.

West Whiteland maintains nearly 40 signalized intersections within the Township as well as the flashing lights at trail crossings and school zones. Township staff works with builders and developers to have new traffic signals installed at intersections to improve safety and functionality. 

There are two primary signal “systems” in the Township in which the traffic signals are connected and synchronized:
  • Lincoln Highway (Business Route 30) from Commons at Oaklands to Valley Creek Blvd 
  • Pottstown Pike (Route 100) from the 30 Bypass ramps to Shoen Road
The systems work to provide a continuous flow of traffic while also allowing pedestrians time to cross streets. The systems can be knocked out of synchronization when pre-empted by emergency vehicles or other system disruptions.

If you feel that a signal is not working properly, or is need of adjustment, please contact the Department of Public Works.