Texas Contractor Wins Bid to Build Border Wall


Source: AP

A Texas contractor has won a $145 million contract to build the border wall in the Rio Grande Valley, according to CBS News.

Federal authorities have awarded the contract to Sullivan Land Services (SLSCO) to build six miles of wall across the U.S. – Mexico border, with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol announcing the company will begin construction of an 18-foot reinforced concrete levee wall in February, according to CBS. As part of the contract the company will also increase the height of existing fences.

CBS News are reporting the section will be the first part of the border wall constructed in the Rio Grande Valley, which is the busiest area for illegal crossings from Mexico into the United States.