Galve­ston firm to build piece of the border wall

San Antonio Express-News (Sunday) - - Metro - AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

A Texas com­pany has been granted a $145 mil­lion fed­eral con­tract to build six miles of wall along the U.S.-Mex­ico border in the Rio Grande Val­ley.

Galve­ston-based SLSCO will start con­struc­tion of an 18-foot, reinforced con­crete levee wall in Fe­bru­ary, the U.S. Cus­toms and Border Pa­trol said.

The project, which will take place in the agency’s McAllen Sta­tion re­gion, will also raise the height of ex­ist­ing fences.

The wall will be the first sec­tion of Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s border bar­ri­ers in the Rio Grande Val­ley, which is the busiest cor­ri­dor for il­le­gal cross­ings.

The gov­ern­ment re­cently fin­ished build­ing a two-mile, 30foot-tall fence along the Cal­i­for­nia border.

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