The Colorado State Patrol (CSP) announced on Friday that it will not be offering traffic control for Saturday’s convoy from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs, which is in support of former president Donald Trump.
The CSP expects no traffic disruptions that would necessitate the presence of state troopers, even with the potential for increased traffic over the New Year’s weekend.
According to Master Trooper Gary Cutler, participants in the convoy have the freedom to drive on Interstate 25 just like any other driver. He mentioned that if any issues arise and their presence is required, they will allocate resources accordingly. However, there are no specific plans for such situations at the moment.
The Colorado Springs police and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office have no plans to offer traffic control for the event as it transitions into the local area.
“We are keeping a close watch on the event to ensure the safety of the public. However, we do not foresee any problems at this moment,” stated Ira Cronin, the police spokesperson.
Trent Leisy, a contender vying to replace the outgoing Rep. Ken Buck in Congressional District 4, stands as a key figure in spearheading an event aimed at denouncing Trump’s recent exclusion from the March primary ballot for the 2024 presidential election.
Leisy mentioned that they haven’t determined the exact number of participants yet. However, they have received interest from individuals in various states such as Wyoming, Nebraska, and Kansas, as well as from all across Colorado. Notably, individuals from Colorado Springs and Pueblo are also planning to join the convoy from the starting point in Fort Collins and ride it all the way to the end.
According to Leisy, the organizers will ensure that there are staff members available to manage traffic and ensure a smooth and safe entry or exit for drivers joining or leaving the convoy. They have reached out to the CSP for assistance but have not received a response yet.
Cutler stated that he has no knowledge of any such request.
The convoy will depart from Fort Collins at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. There will be several locations where people can join the convoy before it arrives at DCF Guns West store, near the intersection of Garden of the Gods Road and Centennial Boulevard in Colorado Springs, at noon.
A portion of the convoy will depart from Pueblo at 11 a.m. and head north towards the store. Following the journey, there will be a rally scheduled from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
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