New Border Patrol checkpoint
Posted - 1/16/2010 at 9:26PM

SOUTH TUCSON- Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords made a visit to a new Border Patrol checkpoint near Tubac along Interstate 19.

According to Giffords, the $1.5 million project will be just south of a temporary facility that's been in use since 2005.

The Tucson sector is the only Border Patrol sector along the U.S. and Mexico border without a permanent checkpoint.

Additionally, the new checkpoint would provide more safety for agents.

Gifford said, she has worked very hard with officials and nearby residents to make this checkpoint a reality.

The checkpoint will be in full operation by April 1st.