Border wall construction accelerates with $773M in new government contracts

Dive Temporary:

  • Development contracts valued at $773 million have been awarded in the latest months to establish fifty seven new miles of border wall in Laredo, Texas, in accordance to the U.S. Customs and Border Defense (CBP).
  • Past week, a $283 million agreement for 27 miles was awarded to Fisher Sand & Gravel and a $201 million agreement for thirteen miles was awarded to Southwest Valley Constructors. In addition, Fisher received a $289.five million agreement in August to establish 17 miles of border wall by way of downtown Laredo. All 3 assignments are currently being funded by CBP’s FY 2020 appropriations. 
  • Development will occur in which no boundaries exist, in accordance to a CBP statement, and the assignments will contain a 30-foot-tall steel bollard wall, all-weather conditions streets, lighting, enforcement cameras and other linked technology. Development is anticipated to begin in September 2021, pending availability of actual estate, CBP said.
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