March 12, 2019
Slate Run Road Closure Update!
Tom Casilio has just sent us an update. Two items were changed from the last fact-sheet. One – the last ‘bullet’ point under the Bureau of Forestry Actions has been updated and states the following about construction bids (last item in image below) …
… and two, if you want more information you are to contact the Tiadaghton State Forestry Office (instead of going to their website as shown on the 2-8-19 fact-sheet) for more information.
Thanks for the update Tom!
February 16, 2019
We’ve just rearranged some of the content here.
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Update on the Slate Run Road closure!
February 11, 2019
As many of you know Slate Run Road, between Francis Road and Manor Fork Road, has been closed since some time in September of last year due to a landslide. With all the rain Slate Run has gotten in the past 6 to 8 months, I’m not surprised that there hasn’t been many more landslides. Quite simply, the mountain just fell down the slope – down towards Manor Fork. This resulted in exceptionally unsafe conditions for travel along a stretch that was about 725 feet long – between Francis and Manor Fork Roads.
According to the Tiadaghton State Forest’s, Tom Casilio, the Bureau of Facility Design and Construction was contacted and funding was requested in September. One and one-half (1.5) million dollars is in place to complete the project. A Design consultant/engineering firm was hired and have been working on this since the beginning of January. An initial site visit was done on January 3rd and core samples were drilled and completed on January 19th. A site survey was completed by February 5th.
Tiadaghton State Forest District staff is working on offering a guided tour of the site to be some time in the Spring. Contact the District office for more details (570-753-5409).
Above – map of section affected and pictures of shortly after it happened.
Here’s what the Tiadaghton State Forest has officially released regarding the closure. SlateRunRdClosureFactsheet_2-8-19-corrected
We all feel (locals and visitors) how much of a pain in the neck it is to have to either go the whole way up Francis road or to go the whole way down 414 to get onto 44 – to get over to the Black Forest area. It’s going to take a while to get this fixed. My Father always said ‘Do it right the first time’ – and that certainly applies here.
So let’s have a little patience and let the process work its way through the path to getting this road properly corrected.