VSP will patrol U.S. Route 15 in Border to Border

Published 12:36 pm Thursday, June 9, 2016

FARMVILLE — Virginia State Police will participate in Operation Border to Border this weekend, patrolling U.S. Route 15 in an effort to save lives and keep the community safer.

“Seven state police and highway patrol agencies this weekend will once again engage in Operation Border to Border, a coordinated traffic safety enforcement initiative targeting approximately 791 miles of U.S. Route 15, which originates in Waterboro, S.C., and ends in Corning, N.Y. …,” a state police press release stated.

The corridor is a heavily-traveled thoroughfare for summer vacationers and for those attempting to avoid congested interstates in their travel pursuits, the release noted.

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“During the operations, troopers from all agencies will work together, conducting saturation patrols, sobriety checkpoints and other enforcement initiatives to reduce traffic crashes and combat criminal behavior along these two major, non-interstate highways,” the release stated.