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09:20 AM, May 10, 2019
Contracts Awarded to Build The $5B US-Mexico Border Wall
The US border fence, covered in concertina wire, separating the US and Mexico (image: BBC)

A controversial wall project worth $5 billion to stem the flow of illegal migrants into the United States from along its southern border with Mexico has taken off with the US DoD awarding contracts on Thursday to commence the construction of the wall.

The contract includes design-build and design-bid-build projects of horizontal construction task orders, the US DoD said in a statement Thursday. Building of fences, walls, patrol roads and access roads, as well as installation of lights, access gates and other elements, are included.

The US DoD announced the selection of 13 companies out of the 38 bids received, to compete for various sections and elements of the project.

The companies are:

BFBC of Bozeman, Mont.; Texas Sterling Construction Co. of Houston; Bristol Construction Services of Anchorage, Alaska; Burgos Group of Albuquerque, N.M.; Gibraltar-Caddell JV of Montgomery, Ala.; Fisher Sand & Gravel of Dickinson, N.D.; Southwest Valley Constructors of Albuquerque, N.M.; Randy Kinder Excavating of Dexter, Mo.; Martin Brothers Construction of Sacramento, Calif.; SLSCO Ltd. of Galveston, Texas; Posillico Civil Inc. of Farmingdale, N.Y.; Coastal Environmental Group of Central Islip, N.Y.; and CJW JV of Santa Ana, Calif.

Work location and funding will be determined with each order, with a target completion date of May 2024.

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