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. On May 27, 2022, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas authorized CBP to move forward with this project to address life, safety, environmental, or other remediation requirements in accordance with the Department’s plan for the use of border barrier funds.
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.