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Vehicle Fence 300 (VF300)

Vehicle Fence 300 (VF300) completed 298.5 miles of vehicle fence along the Southwest border in strategically desirable locations, as determined by OBP operational requirements. The fencing will further U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) ability to gain effective control of our Nation’s borders.
Various types of vehicle 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 vehicle fence was constructed in Arizona and New Mexico; the remaining mileage was constructed in California and Texas. In all, this area covered the El Centro, Yuma, Tucson, El Paso, and Laredo Border Patrol Sectors.

Begun in October of 2007, CBP announced the official completion of the project on January 8, 2010.