The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), has been awarded a contract to construct four new miles of a border wall system, south Rio Grande City and La Grulla.
This project was awarded to Southwest Valley Constructors for the amount of $33,048,7000. Construction is planned to begin in early November 2019. The project will have the construction of 18-30 foot tall steel bollards, road construction, lighting, as well as detection technology.
This was funded by CBP’s Fiscal Year 2019 Appropriation, it was not taken because of the National Emergency Declaration, nor will it take funds from any other source that is available to the Department of Defense or Department of Treasury.
The sector is the busiest in the nation and accounts for more than 40% of the illegal alien apprehensions, as well are more than 43% of the seized marijuana in the border.