Portion of Plymouth Road Closed Due to Sink Hole

A sinkhole along Plymouth Road has resulted in the closure of Plymouth Road between Butler Pike and the ramps to 476. Below is the notice from PennDOT:

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that Plymouth Road will be closed and detoured between Interstate 476 and Butler Pike in Plymouth Township, Montgomery County, beginning at 6 p.m. tonight, March 12, for emergency sinkhole repair.

A sink hole has opened in the creek bed that has undermined the wing wall and abutment on the bridge over the Plymouth Creek. Crews will begin tomorrow morning to divert the creek and dewater the sink hole.

A consultant will do a geological survey to determine the extent of the sink hole and repairs necessary to stabilize the structure.

During the closure, Plymouth Road through traffic will be detoured over Germantown Pike and Joshua Road. Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area.

No access

We drove by the area today and you can not enter Plymouth Road from Germantown Pike. From Butler, Plymouth Road is closed and you can not access 476 or reach Germantown Pike. Cars were coming off 476 onto to Plymouth Road, but only permitted to go left towards Germantown Pike.

We are trying to find the anticipated length of the closure. We will update this story when we know more.