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Dubuque police urge extra caution at one busy intersection

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

Dubuque police are asking drivers to be extra careful at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and the Northwest Arterial.

Students from Carver Elementary, Roosevelt Middle and Hempstead High Schools, plus other pedestrians and bicyclists, use the crosswalk.

"There's a lot of pedestrian traffic going across there, and, obviously, you talk about speeds of 45 miles an hour, we tend to see people focusing so much on that green light and trying to make that green light that they're not paying the proper attention to the pedestrians, the majority of which are kids, so that's our main concern right now," Lt. Scott Baxter of the Dubuque police department said.

Fortunately, no injuries or fatalities have happened there in recent years, he said, but one too many close calls is prompting police to alert drivers, especially now as the warm weather brings out more walkers and cyclists.

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