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Rio Grande Valley Levee/Border Wall System Construction Projects

Document Posting Date: 
September 6, 2018

United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is: (1) designing and constructing approximately 25 miles of levee wall system in Hidalgo County, Texas; and (2) designing and constructing approximately eight (8) miles of border wall system in Starr County, Texas with an option for an additional four (4) miles. From July to November 2018, CBP sought public input on potential impacts to the environment, culture, commerce, and quality of life for the communities located near the sites where construction is taking place. The comment period closed on November 6, 2018. Substantive comments received will be used to inform the environmental review of the projects.  A Stakeholder Feedback Report summarizes the stakeholder comments received and is available on this webpage.

On October 30, 2018, CBP held an informative webinar on the FY 2018 Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Levee/Border Wall System Construction Projects.  A summary of questions and answers from the webinar, as well as Spanish-language materials can be found on this page.  The webinar recordings can be found on CBP’s YouTube page here:

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Last modified: 
May 21, 2019