- Associated Press - Monday, April 27, 2015

WALTON, Ore. (AP) - Transportation officials are trying to minimize the danger on a less than 5-mile stretch of highway near Walton that’s seen almost 100 crashes from 2009 to July 2014.

The Register-Guard reports (https://bit.ly/1Goj7Gb) the curvy stretch of Highway 126 is getting guardrails, reflectors and rumble strips as part of a $16.6 million commitment by the state’s transportation department.

Contractor Eugene Sand & Gravel is surveying the road about 20 miles outside of Eugene before starting to repave it on May 17. Construction crews will work nights, with the entire project expected to be finished by Sept. 30.

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