See-through border wall prototype contracts awarded by Customs and Border Protection

Posted at 3:16 PM, Sep 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-07 18:16:43-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Four see-through border walls will be built along the US-Mexico border in San Diego County, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Thursday.

The White House awarded contracts for four concrete walls last week.

Combined, the eight prototypes will cost $3.6 million.  CBP said the walls would likely be built this fall.

None of the companies hired to build the walls are based in San Diego. The four companies announced Thursday are Caddell Construction Co. of Montgomery, Alabama; KWR Construction Inc. of Sierra Vista, Arizona; ELTA North America Inc. of Annapolis Junction, Maryland; and W. G. Yates & Sons Construction Company of Philadelphia, Mississippi.

President Trump promised during his campaign to build the wall and make Mexico pay for it, but Mexico has refused.

Trump faces strong opposition from Democrats to win congressional approval for funding.