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Maverick and Val Verde Counties Border Barrier Projects (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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is constructing new border barrier projects to replace outdated and dilapidated pedestrian barrier in Maverick County, Texas, and Val Verde County, Texas. 

CBP will replace existing pedestrian barrier with new bollard-style wall in two segments, totaling approximately four (4) miles, in Maverick and Val Verde Counties. The project also includes the construction or refurbishment of roads and the installation of lighting and other detection technology. The design of the new bollard-style wall will include 18- to 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.

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