If you go, I would park near the cemetary, there is a section there that is paved in concrete, kind of looks like a sidewalk. From there, you can walk to the closed portion of PA-61. It's only about 1/4 mile walk to get to the section that is badly buckled and cracked. I've been there probably 2 dozen times in the past 10 years, and no one has ever said anything to me about looking around.
Here's a shot of yours truly posing along the highway.... This is several years ago.