Work on adding stormwater system in Westway Drive area in Whitemarsh to start soon

Whitemarsh Township has announced that starting approximately Monday, August 23rd, work will commence on adding a stormwater collection and conveyance system along Westaway Drive from Fields Drive to Germantown Pike. Below is a video of the flooding that occurred after a July 2020 storm.

There is no stormwater infrastructure in this area and once the system is added it will collect stormwater originating on Germantown Pike and from a nearby detention basin that currently discharges directly onto Fox Lane.

Once the work begins, there will be periods when parking will need to be prohibited along portions of Westaway Drive. No road closures are planned, but lane closures will occur. The work is expected to take approximately six months.