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Final Border Fence Panel Installed in Naco

Release Date: 
May 9, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. – Granite Construction crews installed the final border fence panel earlier today, completing the replacement of an estimated 7.5 miles of outdated primary pedestrian fencing along the U.S-Mexico border near Arizona’s Naco Port of Entry.

Construction crews in Naco, Ariz. are wrapping up work on a section of border fencing in Cochise County
Construction crews in Naco, Ariz. are
wrapping up work on a section of
border fencing in Cochise County

Plans for the replacement fencing began four years ago, and funding was approved last year as part of the 2016 fiscal budget. The overall project, which includes replacement fencing, road improvements, and improvements to low water crossings, is expected to be completed next month.

The replacement fence creates greater impedance to illegal crossings, and improves situational awareness of illicit activities along the immediate border.

Last modified: 
May 9, 2017