State Route 112 is an important roadway for the west end of the Olympic Peninsula. It is the only way to access Neah Bay and the Makah Indian Reservation.
This highway is also important for freight serving the local industries. The annual average daily traffic volume is 2,000, 20 percent of which are trucks. The speed limit is 25 MPH.
The upcoming fish barrier removal and replacement project at this location provides an opportunity to make improvements to the intersection that will better serve all users.
This intersection is next to the Clallam Fire Department and serves as the access road to Washington State’s Clallam Bay Correction Center. Clallam Transit Route 16 has a “flag” stop on each side of the intersection. This means a person can hail the bus at this location, but it is not a required stop.
We are conducting an in-depth review and pre-design study. The study includes analyzing traffic patterns and reviewing collision history at the intersection. This will help identify improvements for drivers and non-motorized users. Following the analysis, we will keep the existing configuration of the intersection and add some pedestrian features.
The Complete Streets work is estimated to cost $1 million and is funded through WSDOT’s Environmental Retrofit Program. The environmental retrofit program is specific to structures and functions necessary to maintain a level of environmental performance required by law. The estimated design and construction cost is subject to change based on final project design.
The pre-design study examining the intersection of SR 112 at Weel Road and Eagle Crest Way is expected to be complete by August 2023. We are proposing to maintain the existing intersection and add some pedestrian features.