Public input wanted for border infrastructure projects in Pima, Cochise Counties

Public input wanted for border infrastructure projects in Pima, Cochise Counties
Maps showing locations of infrastructure improvements in Pima, Cochise counties

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - Want to have a say on infrastructure projects in both Pima and Cochise County, here is your chance.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, CBP, is asking the public for its input concerning a proposed border barrier project to construct a new bollard wall in place of broken down and outdated designs in both Pima and Cochise Counties.

The proposal for CBP is to replace up to 63 miles of pedestrian fencing and vehicle barrier with the new bollard wall. Also included in the project are road construction, improvement and lighting installation.

Locations of the segments of the border where the existing pedestrian fence and vehicle fence would be replaced with the new bollard wall as a part of the proposed project are shown on the maps below. The proposed design of the new bollard wall includes 18-to-30 foot, concrete-filled steel bollards that are approximately 6-inches by 6-inches in diameter.

Maps showing locations of infrastructure improvements in Pima, Cochise counties (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
Maps showing locations of infrastructure improvements in Pima, Cochise counties (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
Maps showing locations of infrastructure improvements in Pima, Cochise counties (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
Maps showing locations of infrastructure improvements in Pima, Cochise counties (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
Maps showing locations of infrastructure improvements in Pima, Cochise counties (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
Maps showing locations of infrastructure improvements in Pima, Cochise counties (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Public input is sought on the potential impact to the environment, culture, and commerce, including potential socioeconomic impacts, and quality of life that the project will have.

Any comments on the project will be considered as a part of CBP’s project planning process.

The deadline for comments and information is Friday, July 5. Comments can be made via email at commentsenv@cbp.dhs.gov or mailed to:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

U.S. Border Patrol Headquarters

1300 Pennsylvania Ave. 6.5E Mail Stop 1039

Washington, DC 20229-1100

Comments should reference "Pima and Cochise Counties Border Infrastructure Projects" in the subject of the email.

Project updates and Spanish-language materials are available at the following web site: www.cbp.gov/about/environmental-cultural-stewardship/nepa-documents/docs-review.

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