The progress on the border is unreal! So many projects are happening at once! When I first launched this site a few months back, it was still very hard to find good information. Now, it seems like we’re getting status updates every week! The wall is going up quickly at about 1 mile per day. There are at least 15 separate projects currently under construction with much more in the pre-planning phase. They have officially built 75 miles of new border wall (more on that below). Over 158 miles are under construction with a total of 450+ miles completed by end of 2020!! You can see the project details on my Google Sheets chart.
Now, about the “89 miles” number. As you probably know, my site has had the “89 miles” shown on it since I launched. I did that because at the time, like I mentioned above, there wasn’t much to go on for accurate information. I was relying on estimated project timelines and then diving the total number of miles in a project over the entire time between today and the competition date (sometimes not known so I would just use the end of 2020). So for example, if a project like the San Diego Wall #3 started around February 2019 and I was guessing it would be done by December 2020, that gives the entire project about 22 months. This means in October 2019 the project would be about 40% complete. Now, of course that’s not how these projects work. Sometimes it takes time to get permits, approvals, etc or they have to screen the soil first before they can begin. All that to say, my “miles built” number was inaccurate. Not long after I launched did CBP decide to start providing more updates and I believe the latest number they put out was 75 miles. At this point, I’m stuck between “updating” my number down to 75 miles which is the official confirmed number or waiting until CBP “catches up” to my number and then updating it. Obviously nobody wants to see the number go DOWN, that would be weird. So I think I will just keep it at 89 until CBP “catches up” and then begin updating it more frequently. Like I said, I did not know CBP would start providing updates like they did or else I would have just done that from the beginning. I apologize for the confusion!
I posted new videos of mostly B-roll footage from the US Army Corp of Engineers. Here are the project videos:
Yuma Wall #1 video update talking about soil conditioning they have to do before starting construction.
El Paso Wall #3 video update talking about overall status of construction:
Yuma Wall #2 video update of the USACE giving a great overview of the construction status:
And finally, I threw together all the footage I had so far from USACE and made this kick-ass video showing just how much progress has been made so far!! Share this video out to all your friends!!
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