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University of Central Missouri
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Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4640
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New Crossing Markers Enhance Safety as UCM Value Proposition

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG, MO (April 20, 2015) – Consistent with continuing efforts to make student and employee safety a top priority at the University of Central Missouri, the university is enhancing crosswalk safety through efforts to make designated crossings more visible to motorists who are traveling near campus.  These recent actions by university crews make it possible for drivers to know when a pedestrian crossing is approaching much faster than they have in the past.

This week members of Facilities, Planning and Operations (FPO) and representatives of the Department of Public Safety are collaborating on the installation of  “crossing markers” in the streets that abut the main campus. These markers are positioned in the center of various crosswalks, and each features a bright yellow “Pedestrian Crosswalk” sign that rests atop a vertical post attached to a heavy rubber base. According to Chris Bamman, director of FPO, these signs are being placed at South, Washington, Holden and Clark streets, areas close to campus where there is the most pedestrian traffic. He said some work began during the past weekend.

“Currently, we’ve placed signs at South, Holden and Clark streets,” said Scott Rhoad, director of public safety. “We’re going to be working with the city of Warrensburg to upgrade and standardize all of our signs at crosswalks.”

UCM’s Department of Public Safety will continue to monitor traffic around campus, and identify areas which can be enhanced to provide the safest environment possible for individuals traveling around campus. Rhoad and Bamman stressed safety continues to rank high as a reason for students wanting to attend UCM. They believe recent efforts can only contribute to this value proposition.