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Border Monument 198 Border Wall (May 2020)

Document Posting Date: 
May 27, 2020

Pursuant to President Biden’s Proclamation on the Termination of Emergency with Respect to the Southern Border of the United States and Redirection of Funds Diverted to Border Wall Construction, construction activities are paused, and all border wall projects are currently undergoing review. 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is constructing a new segment of border wall in Yuma County, Arizona, within the United States Border Patrol Yuma Sector.

CBP is constructing approximately 400 feet of new border wall to close an existing gap near Border Monument 198 and meet U.S. Border Patrol’s operational requirements to secure the international border.  Monument 198 is approximately 22 miles east of the San Luis Port of Entry, adjacent to the Barry M. Goldwater Range. The area where the barrier will be constructed is comprised of an elevated rock outcropping. 

The new bollard-style fencing includes 18-foot high, six-inch diameter steel bollards spaced approximately four inches apart.  The project also includes road construction and communications cable installation.

From May to June 2020, CBP sought public input on potential impacts to the environment, culture, and commerce, including potential socioeconomic impacts, and quality of life. The comment period closed June 26, 2020. Substantive comments received will be used to inform the environmental review of the projects.

Last modified: 
February 10, 2021