Wyoming Highway 287 “Border War” Traffic Enforcement 2015

Photo by Shawn Faxon
Photo by Shawn Faxon
Photo by Shawn Faxon

On November 7th, “Border War” 2015 will feature one of the oldest rivalries in the country, between the University of Wyoming and Colorado State University football teams. On US Highway 287, Colorado and Wyoming law enforcement agencies will be teaming up as part of a multi-state, multi-agency seat belt and DWUI enforcement operation.

November 7th, will be one of the busiest travel days on US Highway 287, as fans drive to Laramie for a 1:00 PM kick off at War Memorial Stadium. US Highway 287 is 65 miles of state highway that connects Ft. Collins Colorado and Laramie Wyoming. Wyoming and Colorado law enforcement will be out in force patrolling US 287 for speeders, drunk drivers and those not buckling up.

Mobile DWUI Command vehicles will be stationed on US 287 in Colorado and Wyoming for game day. Multiple law enforcement agencies will coordinate traffic enforcement in Albany County and Larimer County Colorado. “This will be a zero tolerance effort, so expect to see all Albany County law enforcement out there watching for violations”, said Lieutenant Jeff Beeston of the Albany County Sheriff’s Office. “We aim for zero tolerance and zero fatalities” added Lieutenant Mike Simmons of the Wyoming Highway Patrol.

According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol there have been 121 fatalities on Wyoming roads through October of this year.

Agencies staffing the 30 miles of US 287 in Wyoming, include the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Laramie Police Department, Albany County Sheriff’s Office, University of Wyoming Police Department, Wyoming State Park Rangers and the Cheyenne Police Department.

Agencies involved in Colorado include the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, Fort Collins Police Department, Loveland Police Department, CSU Police Department and the Colorado State Patrol. These agencies will be covering approximately 35 miles on Highway 287 in Colorado.