Feds Award $145 Million Dollar Contract For 6-Mile Stretch of Wall
The Feds have awarded a $145 million dollar contract to a Texas company for a 6-mile stretch of wall in the Rio Grande Valley along the U.S.- Mexico border.
KWTX reports the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol said SLSCO will start work on an 18-foot concrete levee wall in February of 2018 in the McAllen Station region of the border. It's the area that is considered the busiest spot for illegal crossings. They will also be working on increasing the height of the fences already in place.
The government just finished work on a section of wall (2 miles long, 30-foot tall) along the border in California.