CBP is constructing new border wall system across the Tijuana River in western San Diego County, California. On May 27, 2022, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas authorized CBP to move forward with this project to address life, safety, environmental, or other remediation requirements in accordance with the Department’s plan for the use of border barrier funds.
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 Homeland Security 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.