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Tijuana River Border Wall System Project (August 2020)

Document Posting Date: 
August 27, 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 across the Tijuana River in western San Diego County, California.

CBP will be constructing approximately 0.2 miles of border wall system across the Tijuana River.  The project will include a bridge with 30-foot tall steel bollards, a vertical lift gate, lighting, a 20-foot-wide roadway and a maintenance walkway. This project is covered by a waiver of environmental laws by the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that was issued on February 8, 2019.

From August to September 2020, CBP sought public input on potential impacts to the environment, culture, quality of life, and commerce, including potential socioeconomic impacts, for the communities located near the site where construction is taking place. The comment period closed September 25, 2020. Substantive comments received will be used to inform the environmental review of the projects.

Last modified: 
February 10, 2021