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 seeking public input concerning new border barrier projects in Imperial County, California and Yuma County, Arizona, within the United States Border Patrol Yuma Sector.
CBP is constructing up to approximately 10.5 miles of border barrier projects*, including areas where the existing barrier no longer meets the U.S. Border Patrol’s operational needs:
- In Yuma County, Arizona, CBP will be replacing approximately nine (9) miles of existing secondary fencing with new steel bollard fencing
- In Imperial County, California, CBP will be replacing approximately one-half (0.5) mile of existing primary pedestrian fencing with new steel bollard fencing and constructing approximately one (1) mile new secondary steel bollard fencing.
The projects also include the installation of a linear ground detection system, road construction or refurbishment, and the installation of lighting, which will be supported by grid power and include embedded cameras. The design of the new steel bollard fencing includes 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 are being used to inform the environmental review of the projects.
*Note: Mileage was revised from 17.5 miles to 10.5 miles on May 15, 2020 to reflect projects that were removed from consideration for construction.