Galveston firm to build piece of the border wall
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.