CONTACT: STEVE PARROTT
5 Old Capitol
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-0557; fax (319) 335-0558
UI asks drivers to slow down in construction areas on Newton Road
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Slow down! Please!
That's the message from the University of Iowa department of public
safety to drivers using Newton Road on the UI campus. A variety of construction
projects related to the planned biomedical education and research building
are in progress along Newton Road, which complicates safety for pedestrians,
including children attending day care at the Greentree Child Care Center
That potentially dangerous combination led Public Safety last October
to announce a special effort to enforce the 15 mph speed limit. Now Public
Safety Director Chuck Green has repeated his call for cooperation.
"We are still having a problem with traffic moving too fast in
the construction area near the child care center," Green said. "We
know that the construction work is an inconvenience, but we need the cooperation
of all motorists to ensure the safety of pedestrians, especially the day
Public Safety officers will continue using radar to monitor traffic
on Newton Road between Riverside Drive (Highway 6) and Woolfe Avenue near
the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Green said.