GCSO increases enforcement on Highway 9 after complaints
November 2, 2016
The Grand County Sheriff's Office (GCSO) will increase patrol in the area of the Highway 9 construction project beginning Wednesday, Nov. 2.
The additional enforcement will continue while construction crews are working on the bridge in the Spring Creek area. This enforcement period is in response to the Sheriff's Office receiving traffic complaints from residents, motorists, and construction workers, according to the press release from the Grand County Sheriff's Office.
They have received an average of four Highway 9 traffic complaints each day.
This phase of the Highway 9 project is also in an extremely dangerous location and increasing patrols is an effort to protect the construction workers in the area, according to the press release from the Grand County Sheriff's Office.
"The Colorado State Patrol and Grand County Sheriff's Office enforce the reduced speeds on occasion, but don't have manpower to focus on this area while covering the entire county. We are publicizing this specific traffic enforcement area in an effort to get drivers to abide by the speed limits and drive more carefully through the construction area," the press release states.
"Deputies working this assignment are being visible in the area, warning motorists, and writing tickets to violators, so it is not merely an enforcement effort."