Thursday, March 3, 2011

Feds spending $41 million on new Nogales fence

March 2, 2011

NOGALES - The federal government is putting down $41 million to tear down 2.8 miles of border fence near Nogales and rebuild a higher, deeper "bollard"-style fence.

There will be increased security along that section of the border while the fence is torn down, Nogales Mayor Arturo R. Garino says.

Mayor Garino views the project as a revitalization effort - the new 18-foot fence will help secure the area around the city as it will be higher and deeper in the ground.

Residents are also in favor of the new fence - a Nogales resident of 45 years says he thinks the project will improve the image of the city.

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