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Cochise, Pima, and Santa Cruz Counties Border Barrier Projects

Document Posting Date: 
March 16, 2020

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is constructing new border barrier projects in Cochise, Pima, and Santa Cruz Counties, Arizona, within the U.S. Border Patrol Tucson Sector. 

CBP is constructing approximately 74 miles of border barrier projects, including areas where the existing barrier no longer meets the U.S. Border Patrol’s operational needs:

  • In Cochise County, CBP will replace approximately 24 miles of existing primary pedestrian barrier with new steel bollard fencing, construct approximately seven (7) miles of new steel bollard fencing, and replace approximately one (1) mile of existing secondary barrier with new steel bollard fencing. 
  • In Pima County, CBP will replace approximately seven (7) miles of existing primary pedestrian barrier with new steel bollard fencing and construct approximately eight (8) miles of new steel bollard fencing.  
  • In Santa Cruz County, CBP will construct approximately 25 miles of new steel bollard fencing and replace approximately two (2) miles of existing primary pedestrian barrier and vehicle barrier with new steel bollard fencing.

The projects will also include the installation of a linear ground detection system, road construction or refurbishment, and the installation of lighting, which will be supported by grid power and include embedded cameras. The design of the new steel bollard fencing will include 30-foot steel bollards that are approximately 6” x 6” in diameter.

From March to May 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 May 15, 2020. Substantive comments received will be used to inform the environmental review of the projects.

 

Last modified: 
August 18, 2020