Months-long repairs for small slides, guardrail require alternating travel on SR 112 near Neah Bay

NEAH BAY – Following several months of extreme weather, heavy rainfall, snowmelt and high tides, a 2-mile stretch of State Route 112 is set to receive much-needed repairs. Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 22, Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews will alternate traffic between mileposts 0.9 and 2.1 approaching Neah Bay with flaggers.

Crews will work from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. most weekdays until July 1. Work is based on available materials, crews, equipment, and winter storm response.

During the repairs, the speed limit will be temporarily reduced to 25 mph from 40 mph. The speed limit is enforceable once the signs are posted.

While there has been a reprieve from the wet and saturating conditions, much work remains to repair the highway. Crews will implement recommendations from WSDOT engineering geologists who surveyed the sites late January. Maintenance crews will conduct westbound shoulder repairs, rebuild the embankment, guardrail and make pavement repairs in multiple locations along the 2-mile stretch of highway.

This effort is separate from the emergency contracts underway along SR 112 in two separate locations closed due to landslides at Clallam Bay and Jim Creek.

Remember to slow down in work zones and watch for road crews.

Clallam County travelers are encouraged to sign up for email updates. Real-time traffic information is available on the WSDOT app and WSDOT regional Twitter account.

Slow down on ice and snow.

It's easier to skid or lose control traveling at higher speeds. Give yourself more time to stop.

Carry chains, practice installing them.

Winter conditions could mean chains are required on your route. Practice putting them on your vehicle ahead of time.

Pack your winter car kit.

Carry extra supplies like warm clothing, ice scraper and brush, jumper cables and other emergency items.