Passing lane construction begins Monday near Walton

Feb. 2, 2019 — Travelers should expect 20-minute delays along Highway 126, the Florence-Eugene Highway west of Walton, as crews begin work to add a westbound passing lane between Walker Creek and Chickahominy Creek.

Tree falling will begin next week, starting Monday, Feb. 4, and will require traffic be stopped and flagged through the area for safety.

Delays should be expected Monday through Thursday between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Crews will work at times on Friday mornings between 8 a.m. and noon. There will be no lane closures or flagging at night or on weekends.

Centerline and shoulder rumble strips will be added.

The $5 million project will also replace a large culvert pipe under the highway with a box culvert, and include environmental mitigation for environmental impacts and water quality treatment.

The entire project is scheduled to be completed by the end of September 2019.

Project information is available at

For updates on traffic, go to or call 511.

Access for pedestrians, including those with disabilities, is available and identified through or around work zones.

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