On December 19, Caln Township received official notification from PennDOT that the previously planned closure and detour have been delayed indefinitely, see below communication from District 6 Sr. Manager Francis J. Hanney.
Due to on-going concerns and the critical function of SR 0322 in this area the Department will not permit a detour of this roadway until the dismissal of School for the 2023 Summer vacation at minimum. Please consider the e-mail as our official direction in this regard. Additionally, the proposed detour route utilizing Bondsville Rd is under review at this time due to concerns with the conditions at certain locations which were impacted by Hurricane Ida. The Department is evaluating this now and will respond with some direction after our evaluation is complete. This direction may or may not impact the proposed detour and the use of Bondsville Rd in full or in part for this purpose. When we permit the proposed detour to proceed (current or as revised) there will be a need to provide significant advance notice of the detour with a 30 day notice to our press office and signing placed 14 days in advance on the roadway to notify motorists of the impending detour. This is a unique situation at a critical location and thus great care must be taken to ensure both safety, good planning and full transparency as its impacts are not insignificant. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Francis J. Hanney
Sr. Manager, Transportation Services Division
PennDOT Engineering District 6-0