US Army Corps of Engineers
Albuquerque District

Corps Helps Dedicate New Border Station

Public Affairs
Published April 1, 2011

In a small Texas town called Fabens, located about 30 miles Southeast of El Paso along the Rio Grande, the Corps is overseeing planning and construction of a new Border Patrol station. Deputy District Commander Maj. Richard Collins joined other officials March 17 to celebrate the project in a groundbreaking ceremony.

In his remarks, Maj. Collins said the celebration marks the culmination of three years of planning, environmental compliance, real estate acquisition, contract procurement for a Fast Track Design-Build facility and collaboration in support of the El Paso Sector’s Project Management Office and Fabens personnel.

The construction contract for the station was awarded in September 2010, with a projected completion date of May 2012.