An Albuquerque-based company has been awarded a more than $80 million contract to building a stretch of new border wall in Texas.
KTSM-TV in El Paso, Texas, reports Southwest Valley Constructors was recently chosen by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to build an 11-mile stretch in Hidalgo County, Texas.
Customs and Border Protection officials said the new portion will be similar to a previously constructed levee wall, built in the area in 2008. That piece included lights, cameras and other technology.
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Construction for the new portion of the border wall in Texas could start at the end of September.
The company said in a statement it has built past components of various border wall pieces across the American Southwest dating back to 2006.