Commissioners, Makah Tribe Want Repairs on Highway 112

The Clallam County commissioners and the Makah Tribe are preparing to send a letter to the state Department of Transportation asking it to repair state Highway 112 between Port Angeles and Clallam Bay.

They say that conditions on the highway — which begins west of Port Angeles, goes through Joyce and continues to Clallam Bay and Neah Bay — have become dangerous.


“I think it’s important for us to bring this safety issue to the state Department of Transportation,” said Clallam County Commissioner Bill Peach. “The reality is that that segment of road needs quite a bit of attention just to keep it safe.”

A draft letter by the Makah Tribal Council and Board of County Commissioners said that the Makah Reservation, which has limited merchants and health care, relies on Highway 112 to access the cities of Forks, Port Angeles and Sequim for basic grocery stores, low-cost retail stores, medical care and pharmacies.

The letter describes Highway 112 as “a road with beautiful views of the pristine areas,” that is also “a very curvy and treacherous road, and the increased travel across this highway has certainly taken a toll on its conditions.