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Additional Levee Wall Construction Expected to Begin in the Valley

4 months 2 weeks 3 days ago Thursday, April 04 2019 Apr 4, 2019 April 04, 2019 10:48 AM April 04, 2019 in News - Local

WESLACO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced that construction of a levee wall system will start as soon as Thursday.

CBP along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will start construction of the system west of Green Road in Mission.

The USACE awarded $145 million in October to construct six miles of the levee wall system; five of those six miles has been completed.

The federal agency also awarded an additional $167 million back in November to construct eight miles of the levee wall south of Alamo, Donna, Weslaco, Progreso and Mercedes.

According to a press release, the additional system will be “very similar” to the levee wall constructed in the Rio Grande Valley area in 2008.

However, the agency adds that the new system will include lighting, resurfaced roads, surveillance cameras and other technology.

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