Significant portion of Chemical Road to close at 3:00 p.m. today (March 26th) for emergency repairs

The portion of Chemical Road between Germantown Pike and Gallagher Road in Plymouth Meeting will close on Friday, March 26th at 3:00 p.m. for emergency repairs. From the Plymouth Township Police Department:

Emergency repairs will begin at 3:00 pm this afternoon (March 26, 2021) on Chemical Road, in the area of the 476 North off ramp. Chemical Road will be entirely closed to thru traffic at that point. As a result, motor vehicle traffic will not be able to fully travel on Chemical Road, between Germantown Pike and Ridge Pike.

Coming off of Ridge Pike, motorists will be able to access business up to the traffic light at Gallagher Road. This includes the Metroplex, Ruby Tuesday and the Hampton Inn. You will not be able to travel any further North of this point.

Motorists will not be able to access Chemical Road from Germantown Pike.

As has reported, PennDOT had repaired a sinkhole in this area at the beginning of the month, and the impacted lanes and ramp had reopened. The heavy rains earlier this week resulted in PennDOT returning to the scene and reclosing the lanes and the ramp.

No timeframe was provided as to how long the repairs will take.

More to come.

UPDATE with PennDOT notification:

Chemical Road will be closed and detoured from Metroplex Boulevard to just west of Germantown Pike in Plymouth Township, Montgomery County, beginning at 3:00 PM today, March 26, for sinkhole repair, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today. The closure will be in place 24/7 until repairs are complete or individual travel lanes can safely be reopened.

During the closure, Chemical Road motorists will be directed to use Gallagher Road, Belvoir Road, Sandy Hill Road and Germantown Pike. Local access will be maintained for local businesses and residents.

In addition, the ramp from northbound Interstate 476 to Chemical Road (Exit 19) will remain closed during the sinkhole repair. During the ramp closure, northbound I-476 motorists will be directed to use the next exit (Germantown Pike/Exit 20) to access Chemical Road.