Speed control efforts continue
A Sublette County Sheriff's deputy pulls over a vehicle for speeding on Highway 351 Thursday morning.
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
December 13, 2007
Law enforcement agencies are continuing intensive efforts
to enforce the new 55 miles-per-hour speed limit on a portion of State Highway 351.
Sublette County Sheriff's deputies and Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers have been cruising back and forth on the stretch of highway from the New Fork River to Chapel Hill, keeping their lights flashing as they pull vehicles over to help drivers learn about the newly reduced speed limit on what had become a dangerous stretch of pavement.
There have been as many as five law enforcement officers on
patrol during the early morning hours between 4:30 a.m. and
7 a.m. The intensive effort seems to be working, with much of the traffic beginning to ease up on the gas pedal.
Editor's Note: WYO 351 is also known as the "Big Piney Cut-off", an east-west running highway located south of Pinedale and just north of Big Piney/Marbleton, that connects US Highways 189 and 191. It is a major access road for the Pinedale Anticline and Jonah gas fields.