West of Andrade Port of Entry Border Wall
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 proposing to construct new border wall system west of the Andrade Port of Entry in Imperial County, California.
The proposed project involves the construction of approximately 0.5 miles of new border wall system where the existing border barrier no longer meets the U.S. Border Patrol’s operational needs. The project extends west from the Andrade Port of Entry. The design of the border wall includes 30-foot high, six-inch diameter steel bollards spaced approximately four inches apart. The project also includes the installation of a linear ground detection system, road construction, and the installation of lighting, which will be supported by grid power and include embedded cameras.
From December 2020 through January 2021, 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 January 29, 2021. Substantive comments received will be used to inform the environmental review of the proposed project.