Stretch of border fence to be torn down, replaced
Metal panels welded together form much of the fence around the Naco port of entry.
CREATED Jan. 24, 2013
Reporter: Kevin Keen
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A stretch of old fencing along Arizona's border with Mexico will be replaced, the federal agency in charge told KGUN9 News.
U.S. Border Patrol reported the wall around the Naco port of entry, south of the city of Bisbee, is due for an upgrade. Much of that fence is made of solid steel sheets that were once landing mats for military aircraft. Many parts are visibly rusting.
An agency spokesman said the new fencing could look like the vertical, see-through-style posts in Nogales.
"Tucson Sector Border Patrol constantly evaluates its tactical infrastructure to ensure upgrades occur as needed and as funding becomes available,” the department wrote in a statement to KGUN9.
Border Patrol does not have a timeline for the project, including when construction might start.
The agency declined KGUN9’s request for an interview.