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El Paso Border Wall and Gates (August 2020)

Document Posting Date: 
August 6, 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 new border wall system in El Paso County, Texas.  The project includes the construction of an additional 0.09 miles of 18-foot bollard wall and associated gates to support USBP operations. 

Currently, a gap exists between where the border wall ends, southwest of the Leon Wasteway Spillway, and the existing wire mesh fence begins.  The project will close the gap between the border wall and legacy fence while providing access through three gates that will improve security for the El Paso area.

From August to September 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 September 4, 2020. Substantive comments received will be used to inform the environmental review of the project.

Last modified: 
February 10, 2021