Pedestrian Fence 70 (PF70) was comprised of both new and previously planned projects brought together to construct 70 miles of primary pedestrian fence by the end of Fiscal Year 2007. This fencing furthered U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP’s) ability to gain effective control of our Nation’s borders.
Various types of pedestrian fencing were used depending on the specific operational requirements and characteristics of the area to be fenced. Solutions were tailor-made to suit the type of environment (urban, rural, or remote) and geographic and climatic characteristics (hills, rivers, mountains, forest, desert, etc.).
The majority of fence was constructed in Arizona; the remaining mileage was constructed in California and New Mexico. In all, this area covered the San Diego, El Centro, Yuma, Tucson, and El Paso Border Patrol Sectors.
By the date of scheduled completion (September 30, 2007), the PF70 project had exceeded its goal by constructing 76.3 miles of pedestrian fence, increasing the total mileage of pedestrian fence along the Southwest Border at the time to 154.7 miles.