$876 Million For Texas Border Wall
TX BORDER WALL - Governor Greg Abbott’s plan for a Texas-built border wall is expected to ramp up in the coming weeks. That’s according to Mike Novak head of the Texas Facilities Commission - which is overseeing the state’s border wall program. Novak told the commission’s members this past week that state officials have so far approved $878 million in contracts for border barriers.
“We anticipate in the next 6-8 weeks major construction activities will be underway at, hopefully 5, 4-5 separate locations on the border simultaneously, and that’s where we’ve been trying to get,” Novak explained.
So far the state has finished just under 2 miles of border wall in South Texas.