Southwest border barrier (border wall) projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas

Gregg Hegge, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District deputy program manager (center right), discusses progress on the Tucson 3 project with a USACE project manager during a site visit near Douglas, Arizona, Dec. 12, 2019. The South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.
Gregg Hegge, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District deputy program manager (center right), discusses progress on the Tucson 3 project with a USACE project manager during a site visit near Douglas, Arizona, Dec. 12, 2019. The South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District leadership toured Tucson 3 project sites and existing border barrier near Naco, Arizona, Dec 12, 2019. The barrier system project spans approximately 20 miles, replacing dilapidated and outdated designs with steel bollard barriers. The USACE South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

Existing border barrier stretches out for miles along the Tucson 3 project site near Naco, Arizona, Dec 12, 2019. The Tucson 3 barrier system project spans approximately 20 miles, replacing dilapidated and outdated designs with steel bollard barriers. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

Existing border barrier provides security along the border west of the Tucson 3 project site near Naco, Arizona, Dec 12, 2019. The Tucson 3 barrier system project spans approximately 20 miles, replacing dilapidated and outdated designs with steel bollard barriers. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District leadership examines existing border barrier on the Tucson 3 project site near Naco, Arizona, Dec 12, 2019. The Tucson 3 barrier system project spans approximately 20 miles, replacing dilapidated and outdated designs with steel bollard barriers. The USACE South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

Existing border barrier blocks vehicle access across the border west of the Tucson 3 project site near Naco, Arizona, Dec 12, 2019. A 30-foot bollard barrier system will replace dilapidated and outdated designs with steel bollard barriers. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District leadership and project managers examine existing border barrier damaged by weather related debris collection on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District Tucson 3 project site near Naco, Arizona, Dec 12, 2019. The Tucson 3 barrier system project spans approximately 20 miles, replacing existing barriers with steel bollard barriers. The USACE South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

Existing border barrier shows signs of weather damage related to debris collection following flooding on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District Tucson 3 project site near Naco, Arizona, Dec 12, 2019. The Tucson 3 barrier system project spans approximately 20 miles, replacing dilapidated and outdated designs with steel bollard barriers. The USACE South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

Debris rests against trees following flooding on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District Tucson 3 project site near Naco, Arizona, Dec 12, 2019. The Tucson 3 barrier system project spans approximately 20 miles, replacing dilapidated and outdated designs with steel bollard barriers. The USACE South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

Col. Rafael “Pete” Pazos, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District commander, observes construction progress on the Tucson 1 project during a site visit near Lukeville, Arizona, Dec. 11, 2019. The South Pacific Boarder District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

Col. Rafael “Pete” Pazos, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District commander (right) and Gregg Hegge, Border District deputy program manager (center) discuss progress on Border District Tucson 1 project with a USACE project manager during a site visit near Lukeville, Arizona, Dec. 11, 2019. The South Pacific Boarder District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

Gregg Hegge, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District deputy program manager (center) and Col. Rafael “Pete” Pazos, Border District commander, discuss progress on Border District Tucson 1 project with a USACE project manager during a site visit near Lukeville, Arizona, Dec. 11, 2019. The South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

Dilapidated and outdated border vehicle barrier structures near Lukeville, Arizona, identified for replacement with steel bollard barrier, Dec. 11, 2019. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District contractors prepare the foundation for the placement of bollard barrier panels on the Tucson 1 project site near Lukeville, Arizona, Dec. 11, 2019. The barrier system project spans approximately 38 miles, replacing dilapidated and outdated designs with steel bollard barriers. The USACE South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency (no one in this image crossed the international border).

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District contractors install new 30-foot bollard barrier panels at the Tucson 1 project site near Lukeville, Arizona, Dec 11, 2019. The barrier system project spans approximately 38 miles, replacing dilapidated and outdated designs with steel bollard barriers. The USACE South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

Completed 30-foot bollard barrier panels at the Tucson 1 project site near Lukeville, Arizona, Dec 11, 2019. The barrier system project spans approximately 38 miles, replacing dilapidated and outdated designs with steel bollard barriers. The USACE South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District contractors install new 30-foot bollard barrier panels at the Tucson 1 project site near Lukeville, Arizona, Dec 11, 2019. The barrier system project spans approximately 38 miles, replacing dilapidated and outdated designs with steel bollard barriers. The USACE South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

Dilapidated and outdated border vehicle barrier structures near Lukeville, Arizona, identified for replacement with steel bollard barrier, Dec. 11, 2019. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District identifies the original U.S.-Mexico border marker 165 for preservation near Lukeville, Arizona, Dec 11, 2019. The 276 monuments marking the U.S.-Mexico border were erected after the Mexican-American War which ended in 1848. The USACE South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

The original U.S.-Mexico border marker 165 sits just outside existing border barrier identified for replacement near Lukeville, Arizona, Dec 11, 2019. The 276 monuments marking the U.S.-Mexico border were erected after the Mexican-American War which ended in 1848. The USACE South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District contractor inspects existing border barrier identified to be replaced with 30-foot steel bollard barrier panels at the Tucson 1 project site near Lukeville, Arizona, Dec 11, 2019. The barrier system project spans approximately 38 miles, replacing dilapidated and outdated designs with steel bollard barriers. The USACE South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

Completed 30-foot bollard barrier panels at the Tucson 1 project site near Lukeville, Arizona, Dec 11, 2019. The barrier system project spans approximately 38 miles, replacing dilapidated and outdated designs with steel bollard barriers. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District contractors weld 30-foot steel bollard barrier panels at the Tucson 1 project site near Lukeville, Arizona, Dec 11, 2019. The barrier system project spans approximately 38 miles, replacing dilapidated and outdated designs with steel bollard barriers. The USACE South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District contractors brace section of 30-foot steel bollard barrier panels at the Tucson 1 project site near Lukeville, Arizona, Dec 11, 2019. The barrier system project spans approximately 38 miles, replacing dilapidated and outdated designs with steel bollard barriers. The USACE South Pacific Boarder District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency (no one in this image crossed the international border).

Concertina wire reinforces the existing border barrier near Lukeville, Arizona, Dec. 11, 2019. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

Steel bollard barrier panels sit ready for installation near existing cacti at a Tucson 1 project sit near Lukeville, Arizona, Dec. 11, 2019. U.S. Army Corps of Engineer South Pacific Border District environmentalists are taking great care to address local plant life during the construction of the barrier system which spans approximately 38 miles, replacing dilapidated and outdated designs with steel bollard barriers. The Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District contractors install new 30-foot bollard barrier panels at the Tucson 3 project site near Douglas, Arizona, Dec 12, 2019. The barrier system project spans approximately 20 miles, replacing dilapidated and outdated designs with steel bollard barriers. The USACE South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

Steel bollard panels sit ready for installation by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District contractors at the Tucson 3 project site near Douglas, Arizona, Dec 12, 2019. The barrier system project spans approximately 20 miles, replacing dilapidated and outdated designs with steel bollard barriers. The USACE South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District leadership and project managers arrive at Tucson 3 project site near Douglas, Arizona, Dec 12, 2019. The barrier system project spans approximately 20 miles, replacing dilapidated and outdated designs with steel bollard barriers. The USACE South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

Col. Rafael “Pete” Pazos, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District commander (center right) discusses progress on Tucson 3 project with USACE project managers during a site visit near Douglas, Arizona, Dec. 12, 2019. The South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

Col. Rafael “Pete” Pazos, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District commander (left), and Gregg Hegge, Border District deputy program manager (center), discuss progress on Border District Tucson 3 project with a USACE project manager during a site visit near Douglas, Arizona, Dec. 12, 2019. The South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District leadership and project managers tour the Tucson 3 project site near Douglas, Arizona, Dec. 12, 2019. The USACE South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

Steel bollards sit ready for reinforcing at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District Tucson 3 project site near Douglas, Arizona, Dec. 12, 2019. The barrier system project spans approximately 20 miles, replacing dilapidated and outdated designs with steel bollard barriers. The USACE South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

Completed 30-foot steel bollard barrier panels staged for installation at the Tucson 3 project site near Douglas, Arizona, Dec. 12, 2019. The barrier system project spans approximately 20 miles, replacing dilapidated and outdated designs with steel bollard barriers. The USACE South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District contractors prepare steel bollards for reinforcing at the Tucson 3 project site near Douglas, Arizona, Dec. 12, 2019. The barrier system project spans approximately 20 miles, replacing existing barriers with steel bollard barriers. The USACE South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District contractors remove existing border barrier identified for replacement with steel bollard barrier panels near Douglas, Arizona, Dec. 12, 2019. The barrier system project spans approximately 20 miles, replacing dilapidated and outdated designs with steel bollard barriers. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District identifies the original U.S.-Mexico border marker 77 for preservation near Douglas, Arizona, Dec. 12, 2019. The 276 monuments marking the U.S.-Mexico border were erected after the Mexican-American War which ended in 1848. The USACE South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

The original U.S.-Mexico border marker 77 stands near existing border barrier identified for replacement near Douglas, Arizona, Dec. 12, 2019. The 276 monuments marking the U.S.-Mexico border were erected after the Mexican-American War which ended in 1848. The USACE South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

Completed 30-foot bollard barrier panels stand at the Tucson 3 project site near Douglas, Arizona, Dec 12, 2019. The barrier system project spans approximately 20 miles, replacing dilapidated and outdated designs with steel bollard barriers. The USACE South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

Partially completed 30-foot bollard barrier panels stand at the Tucson 3 project site near Douglas, Arizona, Dec 12, 2019. The barrier system project spans approximately 20 miles, replacing dilapidated and outdated designs with steel bollard barriers. The USACE South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

Gregg Hegge, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District deputy program manager (center right), discusses progress on the Tucson 3 project with a USACE project manager during a site visit near Douglas, Arizona, Dec. 12, 2019. The South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

Gregg Hegge, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District deputy program manager (center right), studies project plans at the Tucson 3 project with a USACE project manager during a site visit near Douglas, Arizona, Dec. 12, 2019. The barrier system project spans approximately 20 miles,replacing dilapidated and outdated designs with steel bollard barriers. The South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

Gregg Hegge, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District deputy program manager (center right), looks at project plans with a USACE project manager during a site visit to the Tucson 3 project site near Douglas, Arizona, Dec. 12, 2019. The barrier system project spans approximately 20 miles,replacing dilapidated and outdated designs with steel bollard barriers. The South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District contractors install 30-foot steel bollard barrier panels at the Tucson 3 project site near Douglas, Arizona, Dec. 12, 2019. The barrier system project spans approximately 20 miles, replacing dilapidated and outdated designs with steel bollard barriers. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

Col. Rafael “Pete” Pazos, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District commander (center left) and Gregg Hegge, Border District deputy program manager (center right) receive a briefing on the Tucson 3 project site progress with a USACE project manager during a site visit near Douglas, Arizona, Dec. 12, 2019. The barrier system project spans approximately 20 miles, replacing dilapidated and outdated designs with steel bollard barriers. The South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District contractors align 30-foot steel bollard barrier panels at the Tucson 3 project site near Douglas, Arizona, Dec. 12, 2019. The barrier system project spans approximately 20 miles, replacing dilapidated and outdated designs with steel bollard barriers. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency (no one in this image crossed the international border).

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District contractors reinforce the alignment of 30-foot steel bollard barrier panels at the Tucson 3 project site near Douglas, Arizona, Dec. 12, 2019. The barrier system project spans approximately 20 miles, replacing dilapidated and outdated designs with steel bollard barriers. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency (no one in this image crossed the international border).

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District contractors place 30-foot steel bollard barrier panels at the Tucson 3 project site near Douglas, Arizona, Dec. 12, 2019. The barrier system project spans approximately 20 miles, replacing dilapidated and outdated designs with steel bollard barriers. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency (no one in this image crossed the international border).

A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District project manager discusses panel placement with Col. Rafael “Pete” Pazos, Border District commander (left) at the Tucson 3 project site during a site visit near Douglas, Arizona, Dec. 12, 2019. The barrier system project spans approximately 20 miles, replacing dilapidated and outdated designs with steel bollard barriers. The South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District contractors brace 30-foot steel bollard barrier panels during installation at the Tucson 3 project site near Douglas, Arizona, Dec. 12, 2019. The barrier system project spans approximately 20 miles, replacing dilapidated and outdated designs with steel bollard barriers. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency (no one in this image crossed the international border).

Existing border barrier identified for replacement as part of the Tucson 3 project near Douglas, Arizona, Dec. 12, 2019. The barrier system project spans approximately 20 miles, replacing dilapidated and outdated designs with steel bollard barriers. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

Existing border vehicle barrier identified for replacement as part of the Tucson 3 project near Douglas, Arizona, Dec. 12, 2019. The barrier system project spans approximately 20 miles, replacing dilapidated and outdated designs with steel bollard barriers. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency

An original U.S.-Mexico border marker stands near existing border barrier identified for replacement near Douglas, Arizona, Dec 12, 2019. The 276 monuments marking the U.S.-Mexico border were erected after the Mexican-American War which ended in 1848. The USACE South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

An original U.S.-Mexico border marker overlooks existing border barrier identified for replacement near Douglas, Arizona, Dec 12, 2019. The 276 monuments marking the U.S.-Mexico border were erected after the Mexican-American War which ended in 1848. The USACE South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

Existing border vehicle barrier stands ready for replacement as part of the Tucson 3 project near Douglas, Arizona, Dec. 12, 2019. The barrier system project spans approximately 20 miles, replacing dilapidated and outdated designs with steel bollard barriers. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

Col. Rafael “Pete” Pazos, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District commander, views the progress on the Tucson 3 project during a site visit near Douglas, Arizona, Dec. 12, 2019. The barrier system project spans approximately 20 miles, replacing dilapidated and outdated designs with steel bollard barriers. The South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

Concertina wire reinforces the existing border barrier near Douglas, Arizona, Dec. 12, 2019. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District is providing contracting services, including design and construction oversight, of Department of Defense-funded Southwest border barrier projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at the direction of the Administration and at the request of Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection agency.

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