Border Patrol Reports ‘Several’ Wall Prototypes ‘Near Completion’

Completion of wall mockups expected by end of October

Adan Salazar
October 12, 2017

The federal agency in charge of US border security has released a new set of photos and video showing construction of southern border wall prototypes is on track to be completed by the end of October.

Images released Wednesday by the Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection San Diego (CBP) division depict several designs containing various methods of thwarting illegal access to the United States.

“Several Border Wall Prototypes are taking form or are near completion,” a tweet from CBP Wednesday stated.

“Construction workers building the Border Wall Prototypes, look like they are making great progress in only 11 days,” the department also wrote in a Tweet last Friday.

In September the agency selected six companies to produce eight prototypes which meet the Trump administration’s requests for a physical structure “between 18-30 feet high and designed to deter illegal crossings.”

Of the eight mock designs, four would be built using concrete, and four would be constructed with “alternate or ‘other materials.’”

Solicitations for contractors on the site in March specified designs sought would be “concrete wall structures, nominally 30 feet tall, that will meet requirements for aesthetics, anti-climbing and resistance to tampering or damage.”

The Washington Examiner reported earlier this month that the companies involved – Caddell Construction Company of Alabama, Fisher Sand & Gravel Company from Phoenix, Houston-based Texas Sterling Construction Company, and W.G. Yates and Sons Construction Company out of Philadelphia, Miss. – were all awarded a budget of $300 million to build their prototypes, which are set to be completed by October 26.

Border Patrol Reports ‘Several’ Wall Prototypes ‘near completion’

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