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Imperial County Border Barrier Project (March 2020)

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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 barrier project in Imperial County, California, within the U.S. Border Patrol El Centro Sector. 

In Imperial County, CBP will be constructing approximately 11 miles of new steel bollard fencing.  The project also includes 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.

CBP is seeking input on potential impacts to the environment, culture, quality of life and commerce, including potential socioeconomic impacts, for the communities located near the sites where construction is taking place.

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.

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Last Modified: February 10, 2021