Cerrudo Services constructed the Section K5 Gap Closure in the Primary Border Fence in El Paso, Texas. Site work began with widening the levee. Small sections of the inside of the levee were benched, filled and compacted in lifts to create the wider levee. Following the levee widening activity, the irrigation canal slope was cut back to the designed grade and excavated material was removed from the site. Aggregate surface course was graded and compacted to seal the new fill material.
Concrete barriers were placed on the imported fill material compacted over the prepared existing grade. Fence was installed as panels suspended into the cast in place foundation. Barriers were placed and then the bollards inserted into the sleeves, and welded in place. The panels and bollards were lifted in place by a truck crane. The gates were fabricated and installed at the end of the project.