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Release: June 4, 2002

Eastern section of Newton Road limited to one-lane travel beginning June 10

A construction project on the University of Iowa campus will close one lane of a section of Newton Road for several months this summer and fall. Beginning Monday,
June 10, Newton Road will be single lane, one-way alternating traffic from the Nursing Building to the Newton Road Parking Ramp. Traffic will be controlled by alternating traffic signals.

The construction on Newton Road is part of a project involving renovation of a tunnel from the main hospital to Westlawn and site utilities for the future Carver Biomedical Research Building. The project should be completed by Nov. 15, but a return to two-lane travel on Newton Road should be possible sooner, university officials say. A temporary gravel roadway should be installed by September 2002 to allow for two-way traffic during the fall.