Dosewallips Road has provided long time access to residents living in the Dosewallips River Valley, as well as providing access to Olympic National Park and Forest, and state and private timberlands.
The eastbound lane of Dosewallips Road washed out in a landslide at milepost 1.67 in February 2014. Emergency repairs were performed in 2014 to restore the roadway. Permanent repairs were completed in 2018 to improve drainage, repave the road, and install guardrail.
The road embankment was reconstructed during the emergency repairs, followed by permanent repairs that included drainage improvements, repaving, and guardrail.