The U.S. Department of Defense announced this week that a Bozeman construction company was awarded $187 million for a border wall construction project.
Barnard Construction Co. was awarded a contract to replace vehicle fencing with pedestrian fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border near Yuma, Arizona, the defense department wrote on its website.
The wall will be 11 miles long with heights of 18 to 30 feet, according to a news release by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The wall will have thick posts or slabs with openings too small for a person to get through.
Near the Colorado River, the wall is depicted in a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol document as being adjacent to several miles of existing pedestrian and vehicle barrier…