Construction of a new secondary barrier underway along the border in Otay Mesa. Courtesy OnScene.TV

U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced it has begun work to replace 14 miles of secondary barrier along the border in the San Diego area.

The secondary wall project includes the replacement of the existing secondary barrier with a 30 ft. tall steel bollard wall.

The work is being performed under contract by Texas-based SLSCO Ltd and began on Monday in Otay Mesa.

“Given the high-density population in the San Diego-Tijuana area, the updated border infrastructure is critically needed,” the CBP said in a statement.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.