Terminating border-wall contracts would cost billions

Category: Border Crossing
Published: 2020-12-17
Terminating border-wall contracts would cost billions

McALLEN, TX — President-elect Joe Biden has promised his administration would not build any more border wall, but terminating the contracts could cost “billions” of dollars U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan said.

In anticipation of projects possible being curtailed, contractors across the Southwest appear to be speeding up construction, which all will factor into the settlements they could get. The Trump administration has completed over 430 miles of new border wall, Morgan said.

“I’m very confident that we’re going to meet our mark, our goal that we have set of 450 miles by the end of the calendar year,” he said.

To meet this goal, construction crews are working all hours of the day, nights and weekends, too, especially in remote areas of Arizona where sections of border wall can cost as much as US$41 million per mile.

To meet this goal, construction crews are working all hours of the day, nights and weekends, too, especially in remote areas of Arizona where sections of border wall can cost as much as $41 million per mile.

Source: Border Report

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