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Corps awards $524 million border barrier contract

Published March 25, 2020

PHOENIX, Ariz.--U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District awarded a $524 million contract modification March 23 to Southwest Valley Constructors, Albuquerque, New Mexico, for the design build of the Tucson sector barrier wall replacement project. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 7, 2021. Fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance, Army funds in the amount of $524 million were obligated at the time of the award.

These projects are being executed by USACE, as directed through the U.S. Army by the Secretary of Defense, in response to Department of Homeland Security’s request for assistance to help secure the United States southern border by blocking drug-smuggling corridors through the construction of roads and fences, and the installation of lighting under Section 284 of Title 10, U.S. Code. DoD and USACE are executing these projects in support of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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