First Wall Construction Contracts Awarded this Week
Construction expected to begin in late May
The first contracts supporting the construction of the wall at the southern border of the United States were awarded this past week. These contracts are to support two specific sections of the border wall surveyed last month in Yuma, Arizona and the New Mexico part of the El Paso sector. The funds for these contracts are coming from the $1 billion recently awarded by the U.S. Pentagon.
The Army Corps of Engineers awarded $789 million to the Galveston, Texas company SLSCO Ltd. for "border replacement wall construction" in El Paso. It also awarded $187 million to the Barnard Construction Co. Inc. of Bozeman, Montana for "design-bid-build construction project for primary pedestrian wall replacement in Arizona. Construction of an 11-mile wall in Arizona and 46-mile wall in El Paso are expected to begin in late May of this year and are expected to be completed by fall of 2020.
- For safety for these companies as they begin their construction work
- For wisdom for the President, the Pentagon, the Army Corps of Engineers, and all other Federal departments working to address the current immigration issues at the United States' southern border