Barbed wire has been placed on top and side of the fence along the United States-Mexico border, shown here, heading East from Nogales, Arizona, in February 2019. The Department of Defense has awarded $524 million to Southwest Valley Constructors to build sections of the border wall near Tucson, Ariz. Photo by Art Foxall/UPI |
March 24 (UPI) — The U.S. Army has awarded $524 million to Southwest Valley Constructors for design and build of a section of wall along the U.S. Mexico border, the Department of Defense announced.
In February, Southwest Valley received a $175.4 million contract for border wall construction in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.
The Arizona Daily Star has reported that the Albuquerque, N.M.-based contractor was formed in 2017 in Delaware by officers with the Omaha-based, multibillion-dollar construction firm Kiewit.
Kiewit has also received about $1.8 billion in border wall contracts.
The project has an estimated completion date of Sept. 7, 2021.