The Pentagon announced Tuesday it had awarded nearly $1 billion in contracts to build President Trump’s border wall, with the construction set to end in October 2020.
Texas-based company SLSCO Ltd. was granted a $789 million contract for construction in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, which falls within the El Paso sector of the border. The Army Corps of Engineers also awarded Montana-based Barnard Construction Co. $187 million to build barriers in Yuma, Arizona.
Lt. Col. Jamie Davis, a spokesman for the Department of Defense, said in a statement to The Hill that the El Paso contract would help pay for “30-foot bollard fencing and a five-foot anti-climb plate” and that the Yuma contract would build “18-foot bollard fencing and a five-foot anti-climb plate.”
It had previously been reported that the Department of Defense intends to install 46 miles of additional barriers at El Paso and 11 miles of fencing at Yuma.