Skip to comments.2 new border wall contracts valued at half a billion dollars issued for Laredo, Texas
Posted on 09/30/2020 4:34:43 PM PDT by BeauBo
Two construction contracts valued at nearly half a billion dollars have been awarded to build 40 new miles of border wall in the South Texas city of Laredo, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials announced Wednesday.
A $201 million contract for a 13-mile section of border wall to be built in Laredo was awarded to Southwest Valley Constructors Company, CBP and U.S. Army Corps of Engineer officials said.
The other contract, worth $283 million for a 27-mile long stretch of a new border wall and the accompanying infrastructure system, was awarded to Fisher Sand & Gravel Company. Construction is scheduled to begin a year from now, in September 2021, pending availability of real estate....
Wednesdays announcement makes a total of 71 riverfront border wall miles to be built (around Laredo), valued at a total $1.05 billion
(Excerpt) Read more at borderreport.com ...
Essentially, two contractors have two contracts each in Laredo Sector. Their earlier contracts start in the Downtown of Laredo City, with SWVC heading North, and Fisher heading South.
These new contracts, will essentially have both contractors keep going after the City itself is walled off, extending far beyond the urban area.
In the South it will end near the major obstacle of the huge Falcon Lake (beyond which the new Rio Grande Valley wall is already contracted). To the North, it will meet another 52 mile segment that is planned (but not yet contracted) continuing North from the Laredo Colombia Port of Entry.
All together, about 300 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, up the River, will be strongly controlled with effective barrier and layers of new technology.
Now, Laredo is the biggest city along the border, without barrier (these 71 miles will all be so-called "new" miles). 71 miles of dense vegetation, with uneven and difficult access for Border Patrol, will be transformed into an extremely effective barrier, with near 100% detection, and very easy to police with high speed access roads, lights, cameras, alarms, sensors and cleared enforcement zones.
It is a good thing our President is going to be re-elected, otherwise these uncompleted border sections would be immediately canceled never to completed. Ever.
A couple of major new Border Wall Contracts just dropped, to button up Laredo, Texas quite thoroughly.
That sector will go from wide open, to having the city buttoned up tight next year (and will continue extending outward from there through 2022)
Major cartel operations (Los Zetas, CJNG) across the River in Nuevo Laredo, will likely have to move to another area - and engage in large scale conflict with whatever cartels are already in those other areas.
thanks for all the great news!! now all that is needed is a win in november!!
The very first segment completed under President Trump (2.25 miles in Calexico, CA) was planned and budgeted under President Bush, but the contract had yet been awarded when Obama was inaugurated.
Upon taking office, Obama/Biden put an immediate halt to any new new contract awards, but allowed already awarded contracts to complete.
Thanks for the updates here.
People said it was impossible. Said it was crazy. Said it was just political posturing.
A lot of people, including people on this site, decry it as a failure because it isn’t done yet.
But it is pretty clear that nothing is built in a day. Not Rome. And not The Wall.
A project as massive as The Wall cannot be built without taking the first step, and President Trump forced our government to take that first step.
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