Bozeman company awarded border wall contract

Posted at 3:38 PM, Nov 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-16 20:43:53-05

BILLINGS – A Bozeman construction company has been awarded a contract to build part of the wall on the U.S-Mexico border.

The $172 million contract was awarded to the Barnard Construction Company, headquartered in Bozeman.

The contract was awarded by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Barnard Construction is tasked with constructing 32 miles of primary pedestrian replacement wall in Arizona. The section will form along the U.S Border Patrol’s Yuma and Tucson sectors.

According to a press release from U.S Customs and Border Protection:

“The primary pedestrian replacement wall in Arizona will improve each sector’s ability to impede and deny illegal border crossings and the drug and human smuggling activities of transnational criminal organizations.”

Construction is scheduled to begin April 2019.

A Barnard representative declined to comment to MTN News, citing its agreement with the federal government.

Reporting by Samantha Sullivan for MTN News