Access to the Township is provided by numerous arterial roads, including Ridge, Germantown, Butler, Skippack, and Bethlehem Pikes, Stenton and Pennsylvania Avenues, and Joshua and Morris Roads. These roads have traditionally provided convenient access to and from Whitemarsh and have been instrumental in its growth.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike (Interstate Route 276) and the Route 309 Expressway (State Route 309) also run through the Township. Although neither have an interchange in Whitemarsh, the turnpike has an interchange in nearby Plymouth Township, and the Route 309 expressway also has an interchange in Fort Washington which also connects with the turnpike. An interchange to the Blue Route (Interstate 476) is also located through nearby Plymouth Township providing convenient access to Center City Philadelphia, the Philadelphia International Airport, King of Prussia and other regional interstate highways.
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) has the Lansdale / Doylestown and Manayunk / Norristown Line rail lines operating within Whitemarsh Township.
The Lansdale / Doylestown line, which connects Bucks, Chester, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties has a station in the Fort Washington section of the township. In addition, nearby stations in Ambler Borough and the Fellwick area of Springfield Township also provides convenient access to this rail line for township residents.
The Manayunk / Norristown line, which runs along the Schuylkill River, has two stations located in Miquon and Spring Mill. The Manayunk / Norristown line provides a direct connection for the township with Philadelphia's Center City and the Norristown Transportation Center.
Bus service in Whitemarsh is provided by SEPTA, running primarily along the township's major arterial roadways, such as Germantown, Ridge, and Bethlehem Pikes, providing links to the regional rail lines and connections to other bus lines throughout the area. There are three bus lines operating within Whitemarsh Township:
- L-Line Bus: operating from Erdenheim / Plymouth Meeting Mall to the Olney Transportation Center
- #97 Bus: operating from Chestnut Hill to the Norristown Transportation Center
- #27 Bus: operating from Broad-Carpenter to the Plymouth Meeting Mall
Road Closures & Maintenance
For details of road construction and projects within Whitemarsh Township, visit the township road closures and projects webpage.
For a complete list of streets within Whitemarsh Township, visit the township Public Works Department streets webpage.
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
The Township owns three EV Charging Stations located at Miles Park (lower lot), the Township/Police Building (618 Germantown Pike), and the Sewer Authority Building (2015 Joshua Road)
All three stations charge $.13/KwH per charge, plus a $1.50/Hour Idle fee if the vehicle is not moved once fully-charged. We use Chargepoin+ brand stations, which are compatable with all EV models.