The Customs and Border Protection has announced that it is seeking public comment regarding the upcoming construction of some 74 miles of new wall on the U.S./Mexico border in southern Arizona.
The 30-foot tall wall will be built across the counties of Cochise, Pima, and Santa Cruz and will be a part of a border wall that is currently underway, also in Cochise and Pima counties.
As with the parts of the border wall now being built, the proposed new border will be made up of a series of steel poles, 30 feet in height, and 6 inches in diameter.
Plans call for the construction of roughly 24 miles of wall in Cochise County, with 7 miles in Pima County, and 25 miles in Santa Cruz County.
Also included in the project, according to an official announcement made by the CBP, will be a linear ground detection system, along with some road construction, the installation of lighting supported by grid power, and embedded cameras.
The CBP says that it hopes to receive input on the “potential impacts to the environment, culture, quality of life, and commerce” pertaining to the project.
The agency will be accepting comments until April 15.
By Garry Boulard
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